Lauren Slaughter

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter is a 2021 NEA Fellow and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She is the author of the poetry collections, a lesson in smallness (2015) and Spectacle (forthcoming, 2022). Her stories, poems, and essays appear or are forthcoming in Image, North American Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Pleiades, and Kenyon Review Online among many other places. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she is also editor-in-chief of NELLE, a literary journal that publishes writing by women. Website:


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