Contributor Update: Rebecca Hazelton

Rebecca HazeltonToday we are pleased to announce that future contributor Rebecca Hazelton has been recently featured in The New Yorker. Rebecca’s poem “Generic Husband” can be read on their website and will appear in the November 13, 2017 Issue.

We are glad to feature Rebecca in our upcoming Issue 20 of Superstition Review.

Contributor Update: Christine Brandel

Cover for A Wife Is A Hope ChestToday we are excited to announce that past contributor Christine Brandel has recently released a book. A Wife Is A Hope Chest was published by Brain Mill Press on Halloween 2017. Kiki Petrosino, author of Hymn for the Black Terrific and Witch Wife, says: “Brandel’s language – rich with visual and tactile imagery – delivers us into a world where domestic objects transform into amorous talismans.” A Wife Is A Hope Chest is available now for purchase from Amazon.

Christine’s poems such as: “If We Were Three,” “Thoughts on New Year’s Day,” and “Sixteen Pieces” can be read in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Christine!

#ArtLitPhx: Tempe Community Writing and Cover Design Contest 2018

Tempe Writing Contest

The Tempe Public Library and Arizona State University are proud to present the 4th annual Tempe Community Writing and Cover Design Contest! Tempe community writers and graphic designers are invited to submit their creative work; both contests are open to Tempe residents, Tempe Public Library Cardholders, high school students and ASU students.

The contest will accept entries from January 8, 2018 to February 19, 2018. Writers may submit one original work in either poetry, short fiction or creative nonfiction (including essays and memoir). Entries are read anonymously by members of ASU’s creative writing community, and a winner is chosen in each genre for the three entry categories: high school student, college student (undergraduate or graduate), and community adult. Graphic artists (age 14 and above) are invited to prepare a color cover design for the 2018 issue of Tempe Writers Forum, the publication that shares the winning entries.

In addition to having their work published in volume 4 of the Tempe Writers Forum and on the library’s website, contest winners will be celebrated at a reception at the Tempe Public Library in April. For more information (like the full contest submission guidelines, past issues of Tempe Writers Forum, and the works of writers receiving honorable mention), check out the contest’s webpage. If you’re a resident of Tempe, definitely look into this opportunity!

Authors Talk: Charlotte Holmes

Today we are pleased to feature author Charlotte Holmes as our Authors Talk series contributor. In her talk, quick and simple at first glance, she explores how we negotiate space as humans and as writers.

Charlotte begins by talking about the space that is the subject of her essay, “Open House:” a large home that once hosted a monastery. She imagines all the ways someone might use so much space. There would be room to take up modern dance, have multiple writing rooms, or to host all of your relatives. If one doesn’t want it at the moment though, “just close the doors.” She relates this to the negotiation of space on the page and tells us how “Open House” uses white space.

You can read and listen to “Open House” in Superstition Review, Issue 19.

Contributor Update: Bojan Louis & Mark Haunschild

Bojan Lpuis & Mark HaunschildToday we are excited to announce that future contributor Bojan Louis and Superstition Review’s own poetry advisor Mark Haunschild will be featured in the Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series. The event is an open mic starting at 7 pm this Friday, November 10, 2017 at {9} The Gallery.

Bojan Louis is a Diné—Naakai Dine’é; Ashiihí; Ta’neezahnii; Bilgáana—poet, fiction writer, and essayist. Mark Haunschild teaches writing at Arizona State University, where he coordinates the f2f Writers’ Studio on the downtown Phoenix campus, and serves as the faculty advisor of poetry for Superstition Review.

 

 

Contributor Update: Erin Adair-Hodges

Book Cover Let's All Die HappyToday we are excited to share news about past contributor Erin Adair-Hodges. Erin’s first book Let’s All Die Happy, winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, is now out from the Pitt Poetry series. Let’s All Die Happy is available for purchase on Amazon.

The book includes poems such as: “The Trap,” “Neighborhood Watch,” and “Regeneration,” which appeared first in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Erin!