Contributor Update: Carolyn Guinzio’s Ozark Crows

Ozark Crows by Carolyn Guinzio coverToday are pleased to announce that Ozark Crows by Carolyn Guinzio is available through publisher Spuyten Duyvil.

If you want a preview while you wait, Carolyn contributed four of her wonderful poems in Issue 18 of Superstition Review. “The Frame” is also included in the recently available Ozark Crows collection. The poetry is intertwined with stark silhouettes of crows and branches purposefully placed. It is is here, through these four poems, that you can see why Buzz Spector says, “throughout Ozark Crows, poetic language swoops, glides, dives and ascends. The crows both speak this language and scatter it in flight.”

Carolyn was also featured in our Authors Talk series for the blog. During the talk Carolyn discusses her fascination with crows and shares her process for creating poetry. The discussion includes how “the dark crows reminded her of letters” which lead to the experimentation that contributes to the aesthetic of the collection. If you have not had the chance to view the talk with Carolyn prior, we highly recommend doing so.

Congratulations, Carolyn!

Contributor Update: Brock Clarke The Price of the Haircut

Brock Clarke The Price of the HaircutToday we are happy to announce The Price of the Haircut by Brock Clarke has been released. The Price of the Haircut, published by Algonquin Books, is a collection of short stories whose excerpt can be found on the authors website.

You can read Brock’s interview with Superstition Review in Issue 3.

Congratulations, Brock!

Contributor Update: Maria Martin Narrative 30 Below Winner

Maria MartinToday we are happy to congratulate Maria Martin on receiving second place in the 30 Below Contest by Narrative. “Five” and two other poems by Maria are available to read from Narrative’s Winter 2018 Issue.

Maria is a poetry contributor for Superstition Review Issue 19. If you have not yet had the chance to read through her four poems now is a great opportunity.

We also had the pleasure of featuring Maria in our Authors Talk series in January. To hear her discussion on the evolution of her work please visit Authors Talk: Maria Martin here on the blog.

Congratulations, Maria!

Contributor Update: Tayari Jones 2018 Oprah Book Club Pick

An American Marriage Cover

We are pleased to announce that Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage, a New York Times Best Seller, has been selected for Oprah’s Book Club.

Tayari was interviewed via phone by Oprah. The interview can be read at “Oprah’s New Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones” and is a wonderful exchange between the two women and offers insight into the writing of An American Marriage. There is a reading guide available though Oprah also.

Tayari was featured in Superstition Review Issue 2. The 2008 interview discusses The Untelling and writing and is well worth the read.

Congratulations Tayari

Contributor Update: Michael Henson

Cover for Maggie BoylanToday we are pleased to share news about past SR contributor Michael Henson. Michael’s upcoming book Maggie Boylan is available for preorder from Ohio University Press here. Of the author, Amy Greene, author of Long Man and Bloodroot, says:“Michael Henson is one of the finest authors of literary fiction writing today. His Maggie Boylan stories give voice to those among us who are seldom heard. Maggie Boylan is an important work of art, beautifully rendered.”

The Girl Who Spoke Foreign” by Michael Henson can be read in Issue 10 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Michael!


Contributor Update: Emilia Phillips

Cover for Empty Clip by Emilia PhillipsToday we are pleased to share news about past contributor Emilia Phillips. Empty Clip, Phillips’ third poetry collection, will be released by University of Akron Press on April 23, 2018. The collection deals with the cultures of violence in the United States and the effect they have on female body image and mental health. Empty Clip is available for preorder from University of Akron Press here.

Four poems by Emilia Phillips can be read in Issue 6 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Emilia!

Contributor Update: Elaine Ford

Elaine Ford Today, we here at Superstition Review want to take time to mourn the loss of past contributor Elaine Ford, who passed away in August 2017 at the age of 78. We will forever be grateful for Elaine’s contribution to our magazine and are honored to announce the release of her seventh book, This Time Might Be Different, which will be out from Islandport Press on March 13, 2018. The books is available for preorder from both Amazon and Islandport PressThis Time Might Be Different Book Cover

Foreclosure” by Elaine Ford can be read in Issue 16 of Superstition Review.