Contributor Update, Patricia Colleen Murphy: 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry

Patricia Colleen MurphyToday we couldn’t be more excited to announce that Superstition Review’s founding editor, Patricia Colleen Murphy, has won the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry for her collection Bully Love. Bully Love was selected by Press 53 Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo from a field of more than 400 entries from forty-five states and the district of Columbia and will be published on April 1, 2019, as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection. Congratulations to our wonderful founding editor!

An interview with Patricia can be read in Issue 18 of Superstition Review.

Authors Talk: Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy

Today we are pleased to feature author and founding editor of Superstition Review, Patricia Colleen Murphy as our Authors Talk series contributor. In an interview with Cass Murphy (previous interview editor and podcast blogger for Superstition Review), Patricia discusses her recent publication of her collection of poems in Hemming Flames.

She discusses the value of informing the audience of “both process and person” during poetry readings to help put the “poems in perspective.”

Although one review described her poems as “mean,” she expresses that her goal while writing this collection was “to be honest, to be true, and to be kind” even in the face of evidence that would prompt otherwise. We learn about the personal choices she made to create this brutally honest collection of poems in Hemming Flames.