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Lauren Goodwin Slaughter


Lauren Goodwin Slaughter’s debut collection, a lesson in smallness (National Poetry Review Press, 2015), was a finalist for the Rousseau Prize for Literature and the Eric Hoffer Award in poetry. Her second collection, Spectacle, was published by Panhandle Books/University Press of Florida in May 2022. She received a 2021 NEA Fellowship for Poetry. She is an assistant professor of English at The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she is Editor-in-Chief of NELLE, a literary journal that publishes writing by women.

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