Poetry Fix: Dear Fred, I Thought of You Today by Laura Goode


Since we ran Fiction Fix on Monday, we’re going to mix it up today and give a little love to poetry. Laura Goode has two poems in the current issue of Fawlt , and both are lovely. We chose to feature Dear Fred because we’re suckers for epistolary literature and Capote references. There was a time when we might have made Paul Varjak a mix tape, too.

“I might have canoodled you under the shadow/ of the Megadeth monolith, might have managed a motion/ picture soundtrack from the fire escape…”

Goode recently sold a YA novel called Sister Mischief to Candlewick Press, pitched as “The L Word meets Saved! meets Eminem’s 8 Mile.” Yeah, we’ll take that over Twilight any day.