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Jeffrey Ann Goudie

Jeffrey Ann Goudie

Jeffrey Ann Goudie is a Topeka-based freelance writer and book critic. A former newspaper columnist for the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Topeka Metro News, she has also written political commentary for the Huffington Post. Her book reviews have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Kansas City Star, among other places.

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Kansas Reflector intern Lily O'Shea Becker snapped this picture of the Kansas prairie on the return drive after the Kansas Press Association event. (Lily O'Shea Becker/Kansas Reflector)

Let Kansas be Kansas, in all its beauty and nuance

By: - June 21, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Jeffrey Ann Goudie is a Topeka-based freelance writer and book critic. Last fall, eating out with friends, my pal Marcia asked us sister expats how we felt […]

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If we start seeing Kansas as dots of blue and red, it looks like a place of possibilities

By: - November 28, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Jeffrey Ann Goudie is a Topeka-based freelance writer and book critic. How we frame what we see shapes and, yes, frames us. On Election Day, my […]