CV

LAURA JEAN MOORE
b. 1982, Atlanta, Georgia
l. 2001, Portland, Oregon
l. 2008, New York, New York
l. 2016, Savannah, Georgia
l. 2017, Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
2010 M.F.A., Writing, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, New York
2005 B.A., Linguistics, Religion, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

FOUNDER
2013 StoryWoolf, Inc.
2009 Porchlight: A Literary Magazine (as L.J. Moore)

PODCASTS

2019-Present Co-host and Executive Producer, Bureau of Complaint
2015-2016 Co-host and Executive Producer, Livin’ and Lovin’ in NYC

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

FICTION
2019 Husbandry, Los Angeles Review, Winner, 2018 Short Fiction Contest
2015 Family History, the Electric Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature
2014 The Crossroads, Cobalt Review, Winner, Zora Neale Hurston Fiction Prize
2014 Notes from the Year of Eros, Corium Magazine

POETRY
2017 Spring, JuxtaProse Magazine
2017 Four Poems, Hobart
2016 Communion, JF Review
2015 Manifesto, V.3, ENTROPY Magazine
2015 Five Poems, Change Seven Magazine
2014 Three Poems, [PANK] Magazine
2007 In Attendance, KBOO Portland (90.7 FM)

ESSAY
2018 We’ve Only Just Begun: On work, Late Capitalism, and the last thing you have to sell (with Tye Pemberton), MEDIUM
2017 Sarah Perry’s After the Eclipse, Brooklyn Rail
2017 Betsy Devos doesn’t really believe in democracy, Scalawag Magazine
2016 A Few Thoughts About Beyoncé’s video FORMATION, MEDIUM
2016 The Failure of the Digital Revolution, MEDIUM
2015–2017 Regular column, Change Seven Magazine

Select columns: 
On Love
Whiteness, A Study
Faith
On Greatness
Sister

2015 Why We Need Awareness Weeks, FLUX Weekly
2015 Kim Kardashian West is the Outsider Artist America Deserves, VICE Media
2015 Each New Heartache is as Old as the First, Change Seven Magazine, Nominee, Best of the Net
2014 BEYOND THAT: An interview with Wendy C. Ortiz, Brooklyn Rail
2014 The New Poor: Gentrification, Student Loans, Millenials, and the Myth of Economic Expansion, Medium
2012 At the End the Baby Disappears, Brooklyn Rail
2011–2013 Various reviews, Publisher’s Weekly
2011 Wren’s Revenge, Porchlight: A Literary Magazine (as L.J. Moore)

HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 Winner, Short Fiction Contest, Los Angeles Review
2015 Nominee, Best of the Net, Change Seven Magazine
2014 Winner, Zora Neale Hurston Fiction Prize, Cobalt Review
2004 President’s Commendation for Excellence, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
2003 President’s Commendation for Excellence, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

READINGS
2017 Columbia Selects, KGB Bar, New York, New York
2014 La Perruque VII, Berl’s Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Summer Reading Series, Blue Angel Wines, Brooklyn, New York
2009 Ding Dong Reading Series, Ding Dong Bar, New York, New York
2009 Fiction Reading Series, Columbia University, New York, New York
2003 The Undergraduate Linguistics Education, Harvard Linguistic Colloquium, Cambridge, Massachusetts

FELLOWSHIPS
2010 Jacob P. Waletzky Writing Fellowship, Columbia University

FEATURED, PHOTOGRAPHY
2018 Bus Ride, Metro Los Angeles
2018 California River, Dream Air Travel
2018 Bus Meeting, Metro Los Angeles

PRESS
2017 Still Lives, Real Life Mag
2016 Kahlo vs. Kardashian, The Subversive Potential of the Female Self-Portrait, The Rumpus
2016 A Magnificent List of 111 Female-Hosted Podcasts, WNYC
2016 11 Podcasts That Real Talk About Sex, Thrillist
2016 DIY Made the Radio Star: How a Brooklyn Station is Changing the Game, Village Voice
2016 Entertaining Sex Podcasts, FILTHY
2015 These ‘Feminist Shock Jocks’ Don’t Care If You’re Offended By Their Podcast, Village Voice (Cover)
2015 Falling In Love With Her, Mental Dexterity
2012 Tania Raymonde Plays a Lesbian Activist in Blue Like Jazz, After Ellen
2012 Blue Like Jazz: How a Movie Based on a Book Became a Story, Paste Magazine
2011 What the 99 Percent Are Fighting For: Three Reasons There Are Two Americas, Center for American Progress
2009 A Spiritual Odyssey, Reed College Magazine
2003 Blue Like Jazz

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
2012-2013 Production Manager, Annie Oakley, The Only Genuine Wild West Show (short film)
2015-2016 Executive Producer, Livin and Lovin in NYC (podcast)
2019-Present Executive Producer, Bureau of Complaint (podcast)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
INTRO to Creative Writing, Voice in Fiction, Columbia College and Barnard College, New York, New York
Literature and Grammar, Fourth Grade, Harlem Academy, New York, New York
Advanced and Remedial Grammar, High School, Double Discovery Center, Columbia University, New York, New York

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
[secret], [secret], Los Angeles, California
Editor, World Bank, Washington, D.C. (remote)
Senior Writer/Editor, Creative Direction, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia
Assistant Editor, NOON Literary Annual, New York, New York
Freelance Writer, Editor, Researcher, New York, New York
Knowledge Manager & Tech Recruiter, James & Co., New York, New York
Non-Fiction Book Reviewer, Publisher’s Weekly, New York, New York
Editorial Intern, Foundry Literary + Media, New York, New York
Editor in Chief, Porchlight: A Literary Magazine, New York, New York
Instructor & Coordinator, Columbia Artists/Teachers, Columbia University, New York, New York
Lead Writer and Marketing Strategist, Masterplans, Portland, Oregon

Am I Straight?

Am I? No. Are you? Maybe. 

A poem for your survival, regardless:

BARKING
by Jim Harrison
The moon comes up.
The moon goes down.
This is to inform you
that I didn’t die young.
Age swept past me
but I caught up.
Spring has begun here and each day
brings new birds up from Mexico.
Yesterday I got a call from the outside
world but I said no in thunder.
I was a dog on a short chain
and now there’s no chain.

 
And links:
 
TRUMP DUMP
These 80 programs would lose Federal funding under Trump’s proposed budget
Trump is officially under investigation by the FBI for his ties with Russia
Donald Trump is the symptom, not the problem

(UN)SEXY
Livin and Lovin in NYC’s election debrief
The invention of heterosexuality
Youtube is now restricting LGBTQ+ videos, WTF
Chuck Tingle is the greatest author of our generation

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Podcasts

Bureau of Complaint

Description: In 2019, Tye Pemberton and I got so fed up with everything we decided to complain publicly (on a podcast of course). Now streaming on SoundCloud. Submit your own complaints here.

Livin and Lovin in NYC

As featured in the Village VoiceSavage Love, WNYC, Thrillist and FILTHY. In 2015, Victoria Davis and I started this rad podcast about sex and dating in NYC. After two episodes we were picked up by KPISS.FM, the internet radio station founded by Sheri Barclay

Description: The Victator and NuBritt (later co-host: Gale Mayness) go off the rails and offend everyone they know while talking about sex, relationships, queerness, heteroshit, and general mayhem.

FIT TO PRINT

SIX DEGREES 
Anna Nolan and The Syria Campaign’s White Helmets documentary will be out on Netflix Sept. 16
The Scofield (literary magazine) features an excerpt of D. Foy’s new book
Daniel Miller goes “Full Jew”
Livin’ and Lovin’ in NYC talks about “when we don’t wanna bang”
My latest column on the limits of self-love and how to cope with the on-and-on
Jessica Pishko profiles an autistic kid accused of terrorism by the FBI
Jonathan Russell Clark on why any story worth telling doesn’t need spoiler alerts

LITERATURE
Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale profiled on the Guardian
No, Alan Moore isn’t a recluse
The long, steady decline of literary reading (NOOOOOOOO!!!)

ENGLISH
12 writers reflect on the high school English teacher that changed their lives
Things native English speakers know and don’t know they know
Why grammar snobbery has no place in social justice movements
Inescapably, you’re judged by your language
On literacy privilege

ART BECAUSE LIFE
8 lady surrealists who are not Frida Kahlo
Artist in Residence stranded at sea

RANDOM
Test your knowledge of city populations in the U.S. (interactive bracket game by census.gov)
Dancing pig

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HAVE YOUR BEST DAY

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Mike and Wancy review the world
I know I mentioned Chris Fleming before, but I am obsessed with his show GAYLE and you should be too
Livin’ and Lovin’ in NYC made FILTHY’s list of Entertaining Sex Podcasts!

BORN WITH IT
17 year old Bjork performs Matahari with her band, Tappi Tíkarrass
Prince, already a star in his garage, 1984
Young David Bowie being interviewed on BBC tonight

CAT SPECTACULAR
Cats in Space
Space cats
Galaxy cat pizza DJ
Disembodied space cat pizza party
Original nyan cat

PHOTOGRAPHY
Eastern bloc architecture
Forgotten Iowa
Real life is elsewhere (NSFW)
Sight Seer Series, by Roger Minick
Aint-Bad

RAILWAYS
A vision of American high-speed rail
The Weed Route
Train apparel
Trains for POTUS

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Furtive Friday

POLITIK
Since when do rednecks like cops?
In a Manner That Must Shame God Himself: Kurt Vonnegut on the 1972 Republican Convention in Harper’s Magazine,* November 1972.
Rihanna WORK parody, re: Donald Trump JERK

*It’s behind a paywall—I know—but I swear, it’s the best $6.99 you’ll spend this year. 

ZANIES AND SLACKS
Livin and Lovin in NYC* discusses CRUISING
Cameron Esposito promises no lesbians die in Take My Wife
A map of the lands of human sexuality

*Those in the know are quite aware of this badass podcast started in 2015 by yours truly and the one and only Victator, aka Victoria Davis. We’ve even been featured in the Village VoiceSavage Love, WNYC, and Thrillist. Gale Mayness is ably holding forth as the new cohost, and if you’ve never listened, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do. 

ART BECAUSE LIFE
On Diane Arbus and her life as an artist
Natural history illustrations from the 1500s
Beer can artwork

BARDS AND TROUBADORS
The Tallest Man On Earth, The Wild Hunt full album
Quantic y Anita Tijoux

PURE FUN
Shaquille O’Neal in drag lip-syncing to Beyoncé
James Corden and Michelle Obama in carpool karaoke with Missy Elliott

THE CUTE SET
An owl rides a toy horse
Kitten emerges from pillows

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