Lauren Goodwin Slaughter

Lauren Goodwin Slaughter is the recipient of a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry, Eleven Eleven, Blackbird and Chariton Review. Her first collection, A Lesson in Smallness, was published in May 2015.

Fall 2012

Hurtling Along: on Ennui Prophet by Christopher Kennedy

By Lauren Goodwin Slaughter and Lauren Goodwin Slaughter

America has been bedazzled to death. According to the knee-buckling prose poems in Ennui Prophet, Christopher Kennedy’s fourth collection, grocery stores, chain bookstores, all-terrain vehicles and other symbols of Western excess have embellished the landscape and also our selfhood in the most boring, indulgent ways. Our connections with each other, the world, and ourselves are in danger.

Fall 2012

Hurtling Along: on Ennui Prophet by Christopher Kennedy

By Lauren Goodwin Slaughter and Lauren Goodwin Slaughter

America has been bedazzled to death. According to the knee-buckling prose poems in Ennui Prophet, Christopher Kennedy’s fourth collection, grocery stores, chain bookstores, all-terrain vehicles and other symbols of Western excess have embellished the landscape and also our selfhood in the most boring, indulgent ways. Our connections with each other, the world, and ourselves are in danger.