Today, we here at the Superstition Review are emptying out the valves and shining the brass so that we can properly trumpet the release of Michelle Ross’ debut collection of stories There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You. This collection has already garnered a list of accolades and praise that you can really march to, most importantly the honor of the 2016 Moon City Press Fiction Award. Michelle Ross was featured in our 17th issue wherein she provided us with “Stories People Tell.” That story and many more are all contained in her There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, which has been hailed by critics and readers alike as “fearless,” “exceptional,” and “the kind [of stories] I want tattooed on my skin.”
To pre-order this fantastic collection of stories, click here.
To learn more about Michelle Ross and her work, visit here website here.
Michelle Ross’ debut collection, There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You.
Four Chambers Press is taking over the mic at District 4! Pam Davenport, Jaime Faulkner, and Orlinda Pacheco will be featured on Thursday, January 19th, at 7pm. Check out the Facebook Event page for more information.
Pam Davenport settled in Arizona after traveling the world throughout her childhood. She thinks it is strange for humans to live in the desert, which is probably why she is there. Pam has an MFA from Pacific University, and her poems have recently appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Snapdragon, Rougarou, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Spilled Milk Magazine, and Bared: An Anthology on Bras and Breasts
Jaime Faulkner is a student and poet living in Tempe, Arizona. She’s been writing privately since she can remember and publicly for the last year. She has published with Four Chambers and Fem Static Zine.
Orlinda Pacheco is an MFA graduate from California State University, San Bernardino whose poetry embraces the sacred with the profane. Her poetic moans grope at the reality of infertility and expands the walls of being female. Her work has appeared in the Badlands Literary Journal, Inlandia, Poemeleon, and San Diego Poetry Annual.
Superstition Review is both pleased and proud as all get-out to announce the forthcoming book The Canopy, written by past contributor Patricia Clark and published by Terrapin Books. The Canopy is Clark’s 5th full-length book of poetry (others include Sunday Rising and She Walks into the Sea).
The beautifully rendered cover for The Canopy, out this year from Terrapin Books.
Patricia Clark is the recipient of many awards and honors including the former poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize, the Mississippi Review Prize, and the Lucille Medwick Prize from the Poetry Society of America. She currently serves as the Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.
To read the official press release, click here.
To preview and purchase the book, click here.
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU is proud to offer three creative writing classes through the Piper Writers Studio. Classes are taught by acclaimed and award-winning writers from the community, and cover topics such as fiction workshop, publishing, and character development.
The faculty for the Spring 2017 session of the Piper Writers Studio are:
- Marylee MacDonald
- Chantelle Aimée Osman
- Sharon Skinner
Classes are open to individuals of all backgrounds, skill levels, and experiences, and are designed to fit around the schedules of working adults (taking place weekday evenings or weekend afternoons). Classes will be held at the Piper Writers House, the historic President’s Cottage on the ASU Tempe Campus.
Class sizes range between 8 and 12 students in order to ensure an intimate, individualized educational experience, and start at $75 (with discounts for individuals who are members of the Piper Circle of Friends). Classes can also qualify for professional development credit with the Arizona Department of Education. If you register before December 31, 2016, you can receive an additional discount of $50 off 4 week classes and $15 off single day classes.
For more information, please visit the Piper Center’s website.
The Annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference happens from February 16-18, 2017 at Arizona State University. The three-day event will bring together writers, readers, authors, and literary aficionados for workshops, conferences, readings, social events, book signings, and more.
The event will feature writers such as: Sanderia Faye, Benjamin Percy, Kate Bernheimer, Bill Konigsberg, Alissa Nutting, Simon Ortiz, and more.
To register, please visit the Piper Center website. Register by December 31, 2016 to get $50 off the standard price. For parking, lodging, and more information please visit the event website.
Today we are pleased to feature author Joseph Lombo as our Authors Talk series contributor.
Joseph discuss his essay “Glass Houses,” an short essay that looks back on growing up as a misfit in a time of change in a lower-middle class are of Philly. He reflects on his parents’ roles in the family and in the neighborhood. In the shadows of the chemical plant the essay and the podcast explore the complex race relations of the time.
Joseph Lombo’s work has appeared in Philadelphia Stories Magazine, Sub-Lit Journal, The Northville and Chaffey Reviews, BAP Quarterly, The Shine Journal, Word Catalyst and The Wilderness House Literary Review. He has also received the Toni Libro award for Outstanding Masters Thesis from Rowan University. You can read Joseph’s essays in Superstition Review Issue 4.
Today we are pleased to feature author Sam Gridley as our Authors Talk series contributor.
Sam discusses the role of memory in autobiographical fiction. In particular, he mentions how the importance of memory–or the lack of it–contributed to his story published in Issue 2 and then later, in his novel The Shame of What We Are.
Most importantly, Sam advises that readers should not assume that the story is “strictly true to the author’s memory.”
You can read Sam’s story in Superstition Review Issue 2. You can also visit his website to learn more about him and his publications.