The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard: Poems (W.W. Norton and Company)
The frank, raw lyrics of Dana Goodyear's second collection draw on the scenery of Los Angeles the teenagers, vagrants, pornographers and the beautiful decay that serves as an insistent reminder to them all. The poems are unsparing but tender, candid but sly, and open to the force of nature on an individual human life.
DANA GOODYEAR's poetry has appeared in several journals, including the Paris Review and The New Yorker, where she is a staff writer. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
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