Lauren Goodwin Slaughter is recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, and author of the poetry collection, a lesson in smallness (National Poetry Review Press), which was a finalist for the Rousseau Prize for Literature and the Eric Hoffer Award in poetry.
She wrote the libretto for Already Root, a feminist retelling of the Eurydice and Orpheus myth, composed by Maxwell Dulaney and performed by the New York-based Talea Ensemble in spring of 2018. Current in-progress projects include a second book of poems, The Mother Burlesque, as well as a collection of short stories. Her fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in BULL; Men’s Fiction, Pleiades, 32 Poems, ONE, Drunken Boat, Five Chapters, Kenyon Review Online, Carolina Quarterly, Blackbird, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Review, Juked, and many other places. 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.