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.

Jeff Fearnside

Jeff Fearnside’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Paris Review and Los Angeles Review. He teaches writing and literature at Oregon State University.

John Slade

With a career spanning over thirty-five years, John Slade has created political cartoons for the old Spectator News Journal, the Louisiana Weekly, the New Orleans Tribune, and has been featured in USA Today.

Jenny Molberg

Jenny Molberg is the author, most recently, Refusal (LSU Press, 2020). She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and co-edits Pleiades magazine.