Soynika Edwards-Bush

Soynika Edwards-Bush is a self-taught artist, mother of four, and wife, born and raised in Prichard, Alabama. Bush is an activist in the most compassionate and complete sense. Her work is bolstered by her dogged participation in the community from which she comes, ever striving to present new models and find ways to uplift.

Roscoe Hall

Roscoe Hall is a painter living and working in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been a working chef simultaneously while practicing his craft for nearly 27 years. He received his B.F.A. in photography from the University of San Diego and his M.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Matt Daly

Matt Daly is the author of the poetry collection, Between Here and Home (Unsolicited Press), and the chapbook, Red State (Seven Kitchens Press). He is the recipient of a Neltje Blanchan Award for writing inspired by the natural world and a Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. His second full-length collection of poems is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2024.

Jane Tardo

Jane Tardo is a sculptor, fiber and mixed media artist born and based in New Orleans. Experimenting with many visual and physical techniques, their practice is surreal, wacky and diverse, incorporating imaginative sculptures, textile art, and technologies in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. 

Nicole Salimbene

Nicole Salimbene (b. Trinidad, CO) is a Washington, D.C. based artist working at the intersection of poetics, psychology, environmentalism and contemplative practice.  Environmental, spiritual, and political issues from her background circulate in the conceptual and material choices within her work.

Jo Ann Block

Jo Ann Block is a Los Angeles, CAbased mixed media artist investigating queer history, sexuality, and identity as they are inscribed within historical and contemporary culture.

John Alleyne

John Alleyne is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern University and A & M College, and Program Leader of the Visual Arts program. He currently lives and works in New Orleans, LA and Brooklyn, NY.

Rin Kelly

Rin Kelly’s stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review among other journals. She studied at the New School and was a fellow at the Stabile Center at Columbia School of Journalism. A scholarship in her name has been established at The San Francisco Writers Grotto.

Stacey Holloway

Stacey Holloway received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2009. She currently serves as the Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Michael Robert Pollard

Michael Robert Pollard was born in Queens NY in 1970, raised in NYC, Tucson, Arizona and the San Francisco Bay Area. Pollard’s work has been shown across the United States, partnering with Gallery Side Car, Ignition Projects, Free Range, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento, and many others.

Suzanne Williamson

American artist Suzanne Williamson grew up in the Northeast, exploring the woods with her mother’s camera. She makes photographs and installations focusing on history, place, and memory. Working primarily in the landscape, she creates works that illuminate the layers of beauty and pain embedded in places over time.

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter Interview on Spectacle

Panhandler Books author, Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, speaks with managing editor Ashlea Hernandez in anticipation of Lauren’s forthcoming collection, Spectacle, to be published by Panhandler Books in Spring 2022.