Panhandler Books to Publish New Poetry Collection by Lauren Slaughter

The editors of Panhandler Magazine and Panhandler Books are thrilled to announce that Panhandler Books will publish Lauren Slaughter’s poetry collection, Spectacle, in Spring 2022! Please check back frequently for updates on the forthcoming collection. Lauren Slaughter’s work was recently featured here in Panhandler Magazine and more of her work can be found on her author website.

Information about Spectacle will be updated here.

Lauren Slaughter’s first poetry collection, a lesson in smallness, was a finalist for the Rousseau Prize for Literature and the Eric Hoffer Award in poetry. Her poems, essays, and short stories appear or are forthcoming in Image, North American Review, Love’s Executive Order, Pleiades, 32 Poems, Kenyon Review Online, New South, Quiddity, BULL, and Canary among many other placesShe is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference. 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. Find her at