Meet The Interns: Jason Wright

Jason Wright is an ASU senior majoring in Creative Writing with a focus on Poetry, and an Arizona native. He has studied under such poets as Sally Ball and Norman Dubie, and is currently examining the effects of poetic form under the guidance of Terry Hummer. Having grown up around computers, he is also very tech and internet savvy, and currently boasts a day-job doing web design and development for a small business in Glendale, AZ.

Superstition Review: What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?

Jason Wright: I am a Poetry Editor and I am responsible for working with my co-editor to solicit poets for publication with the magazine this issue, in addition to researching their work and negotiating with said poets. I will also be responsible for voting for my favorite works to be published within the magazine.

SR: Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?

JW: I decided to get involved with the magazine because I wanted to have a taste of editorship within a magazine–both for experience, and to see if it is something I may be interested in.

SR: Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?

JW: Besides interning for SR, I spend my time teaching myself various web development techniques, studying poetry, writing poetry, writing music, playing guitar, and working for a small business.

SR: What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?

JW: I would be willing to try out the photoshop editor and the web design position in upcoming issues.

SR: Describe one of your favorite literary works.

JW: One of my favorite literary works is The Illiad, because I think Homer does a fantastic job weaving the depiction of battle into his epic poetry.

SR: What are you currently reading?

JW: I am currently reading Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and Charlaine Harris’ Definitely Dead.

SR: Creatively, what are you currently working on?

JW: Creatively, I’m working on building, from scratch, a linux-based media storage server for my apartment, and am also working on building a story for a contemporary-styled epic poem about Greece’s birth.

SR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

JW: In 10 years, I will hopefully have written a few books of poetry, will have a steady job involving web development, will have learned Java and will be able to write applications for Android phones, and will have written, produced and released at least one album of music. Or, at the very least, two of these things.

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Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. The mission of our journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry.
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8 thoughts on “Meet The Interns: Jason Wright

  • September 28, 2010 at 7:43 am
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    Anthony-

    I admire your ability to immerge yourself in both fine arts and in technology. I agree with you that if I were not a fiction editor, I would probably want to tackle the assignments of an art editor or a web developer. By the way, “A Clockwork Orange,” has a unique language of its own that may sometimes make for a more difficult reading. How have you liked it so far? I could only get so far in that book!

    All the best,

    Maria

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  • September 28, 2010 at 7:44 am
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    I am so sorry, not Anthony, JASON. I read Jason, but for some reason typed Anthony. My apologies.

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  • September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am
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    Totally admire your tech savvy. If I had additional time and class space, I would really like to learn digital film editing and production using Final Cut Pro.

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  • September 28, 2010 at 6:15 pm
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    You are definitely a great canidate for photo shop editor or web design in the future. I thought you might be interested in the SoDA Club (SOftware and Design) at ASU or you may already be a member. They meet at the MU on Wednesdays at 6:30pm I believe.

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  • September 29, 2010 at 8:41 am
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    Jason,

    You are definitely well-rounded, passionate, and knowledgeable, which makes for a successful magazine editor. You have a firm grasp on what makes you talented and how you want to use that in order to succeed.

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  • September 29, 2010 at 11:46 am
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    Maria, I absolutely loved A Clockwork Orange. Burgess did such an amazing job creating and implementing his own “slanguage” and by the end of the book, he had me adopting a couple new words. Needless to say, that book was more than a malenky bit horrorshow!

    Maria H, I haven’t heard of the SoDA club. Unfortunately, Wednesdays are my work days though and I’m usually stranded in the western side of the valley. I’ll have to look into it for future semesters, though!

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  • September 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm
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    @Jason and Maria, I love seeing such an intense discussion about literature in your comments. I’d say learning about everyone’s favorite books and what they’re currently reading has really helped a lot of us, myself including, broaden our scope on which books we may enjoy reading per your suggestions.

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  • October 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm
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    I have always wanted to give A Clockwork Orange a shot, and I love when authors create new language so it seems it might be time to pick it up!

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