Autumn Slaughter, Clinical psychology doctoral student
"I have never been able to understand myself or my depression without the help of poetry: the poetry of others which helps to explain what I am experiencing, and my own poetry, which helps me marry what I know with what I experience."
Autumn Slaughter is a doctoral student in the University of Tulsa’s clinical psychology program. Her psychology background also includes a masters in counseling psychology from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City. In addition to psychology, Autumn also studied English in her undergraduate program at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.
She has been a featured poet at poetry readings in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and her work has appeared in regional magazines and on websites. Autumn has also published five books, including a memoir that explores trauma and depression (published under her maiden name) and two books of poetry.
Autumn's Talk: Stuck Between Here and There