Intern Update: Elijah Tubbs

Today we have some exciting news to share about past Superstition Review intern Elijah Tubbs. ELKE, “a little journal” both founded and edited by Elijah Tubbs, has recently released Issue 3. Elijah served as the poetry editor for Superstition Review in Issues 16 and 17. Purchase a copy of ELKE’s Issue 3 (The Women’s Issue) by clicking here.

Congratulations, Elijah!ELKE a little journal

Authors Talk: Douglas Manuel

Today we are pleased to feature poet Douglas Manuel as our Authors Talk series contributor. His talk is a reading of the lyrical essay that he wrote reflecting on his poem, “Who’s Little Boy Are You?”

The poem’s title comes from a question in James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, that points at belonging and ‘fissures between the messages of the uplifting Black church and street survival tactics’ that are “crucial to understanding the Black experience in America.” What follows is a deeply personal rumination from Douglas about his father and who belongs to whom, if anyone ever really does. Finally, Douglas reflects on the way that he represents his father in other poems including “Little Fires Left by Travelers.”

You can read and listen to both of Douglas’s aforementioned poems in Superstition Review Issue 19.

#ArtLitPhx: Phx Zine Fest

Phx Zine Fest

Phx Zine Fest is an annual event that features people from all over the nation who create DIY small press publications, comics, photo books, art, and more. The event is an exciting meeting place for people to celebrate self-publishing and appreciate the art form.

The second annual Phx Zine Fest will take place on October 22, 2017 from 11am to 6pm at the Unexpected Gallery (734 W Polk St, Phoenix, Arizona 85007). It will be a fun and informational day that includes guest speakers, music, and lots and lots of paper!

Parking and admission to the fest is 100% free. The venue is wheelchair accessible and right in the heart of downtown Phoenix. There will also be a selection of food trucks. For more information, check out the Phx Zine Fest website and Facebook page.

Contributor Update: Hannah Lee Jones

Hannah Lee JonesToday we are pleased to announce that past contributor Hannah Lee Jones has been recently featured in Ruminate Magazine. Hannah’s poems “When My Mouth First Opened” and “October” can be read in Ruminate’s Issue No. 44. Purchase a copy by clicking here.

To read three poems by Hannah Lee Jones in Issue 16 of Superstition Review click here.

 

#ArtLitPhx: “Sound of Color” Exhibition at Royse Contemporary

Sound of ColorRoyse Contemporary is so excited to present “The Sound of Color” by mixed-media artist Rafael Navarro, opening on Thursday, October 19. The exhibit will showcase art inspired by music (and musical instruments themselves) in a variety of mediums including painting, mixed-media, and sculpture.

Navarro shares, “I prefer to communicate visually, in a poetic manner, making similarities in the creation of life, music, and art.” Nicole Royse also reveals, “what I love most about Navarro’s work is his keen eye for details, the strong imagery he depicts and the stories each piece tells.”

The opening reception will be from 5pm to 10pm on October 19, but the exhibit will be on display until November 4. It is at the Royse Contemporary Gallery, which you can find at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

The opening will be a part of the Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town Scottsdale. Nicole Royse, the owner and curator, will give a brief talk about the artist and work featured in the exhibition; guests will also have the chance to meet the artist. For more information about the exhibition, check out the official press release or visit Royse Contemporary’s website.

Contributor Update: Betsy Schneider

To Be ThirteenToday we are glad to share that past faculty advisor Betsy Schneider has recently released a book. To Be Thirteen chronicles  250 thirteen-year-olds, creating still portraits and video documentation of each. The body of work creates a rich collective portrait of a group of Americans whose lives began at the turn of the millennium and who are coming of age now. Purchase a copy here.

Betsy served as one of Superstition Review’s faculty advisors from Issue 10 to Issue 17.

Congratulations, Betsy!