Contributor Update: Allison Benis White 2018 UNT Rilke Prize Winner

Allison Benis White

We are pleased to announce that Alison Benis White’s Please Bury Me in This won the UNT (University of North Texas) Rike Prize for 2018.

To learn more about the UNT Rike Prize and events, visit the announcement page here.

Allison and Please Bury Me in This last appeared on the blog in a contributor update back in April of 2017 announcing that selections of her work were featured in the Spring-Summer 2017 edition of American Poets.

Please Bury Me in This is available from both the publisher Four Way Books and Amazon. You can also read, “Everything That Is Not Conversation,” an Interview with Allison Benis White featured in Issue 15 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Allison!

Contributor Update: Kirsten Voris 3rd place in Tuscon

Kirsten VorisWe are happy to announce that Kirsten Voris took third place in the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards in non-fiction for her story, “With Vampires, There Were Rules.” The full announcement can be read online at Tuscon Festival of Books.

Kirsten, whose poetry is featured in Issue 18 of Superstition Review, was recently featured on the blog for “Swimming with Headscarf Ladies” which can be read here.

Congratulations, Kirsten!

Contributor Update: Rose Knapp Metempoïesis Poetry Collection

Metempoiesis by Rose KnappWe are excited to announce that past Superstition Review  contributor, Rose Knapp, has a new poetry collection available. Metempoïesis was released at the end of January and can be purchased through Dostoyevsky Wannabe.

Rose was featured in Issue 19. Her three poems are accompanied with sound and can be read, and heard, here. Rose also contributed to the Superstition Review Blog via an Authors Talk. Here she discusses about her poetry, language, and translation.

Congratulations, Rose!


Contributor Update: Terese Svoboda News

Terese SvobodaWe are excited to share that Terese Svoboda will be reading some new poetry along with Dennis Nurske at Local 138 on February 10, 2017. Terese has several other upcoming events such as The Lives of Others: Biography as Creative Nonfiction panel at AWP on March 10, 2018, and celebrating the paperback of  Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet at Book Culture with Ajay Chaudhary on March 12, 2018. For more information and events with Terese we recommend visiting her events page at

Terese’s appearance in Superstition Review begins with an interview in issue 5. She has contributed several guest posts, and has been part of our SR Pod/Vod Series, which can be found hereMadonna in the Terminal, a fiction piece by Terese, can be read in issue 7.

Contributor Update: Kevin McLellan Ornithology (the Word Works)

Kevin McLellanWe are excited to share news that Kevin McLellan’s 2018 forthcoming collection Ornithology (the Word Works) will include seven poems published with Superstition Review. Kevin has made available a list of his other published poems appearing in Ornithology (the Word Works) on his site.

Kevin’s poems were featured in two issues of Superstition Reviewissue 14 and issue 17  He also participated in the SR Pod/Vod Series on February 10, 2015 and November 8, 2016 where you can follow along as he reads his poems.

Congratulations Kevin!


Contributor Update: Sarah K. Carey’s Recent Publications

Sarah CareyToday we’re happy to share news about past SR contributor Sarah K. Carey. Sarah has several recent publications.

Before Landfall” appeared on January 12 2018 of SWWIM Every Day.

“Questions for a Plumber Remodeling” and “Imprinted” are featured in the current December 2017 issue of UCity Review.

Paris Voices” can be seen in Valparaiso Poetry Review’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018: Volume XIX, Number 1.

Sarah’s “Exotic Taste” appears in issue 18 of Superstition Review which you can learn more about in her Authors Talk here on the blog.

Congratulations Sarah!

Contributor Update: Melissa Cundieff-Pexa Darling Nova Poetry Collection

Darling Nova by Melissa Cundieff-pexa poetry collection coverWe are pleased to announce past SR contributor, Melissa Cundieff, will be debuting her poetry collection, Darling Nova, on March 8th of 2018. Darling Nova was the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize for 2017 by Autumn House Press. Alberto Rios—judge for 2017—wrote, “The voyage through these poems encompasses much—grief, love, humanness—but the narrative, the speaker, the events keep moving, so that we ourselves are moved.”

Darling Nova is available to pre-order through UPNE Book Partners or Amazon.

Melissa’s two poems “Afterlives” and “Freak” can be read in volume 17 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations, Melissa!