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!

#ArtLitPhx: Southwest Editor’s Forum

Hayden’s Ferry Review is hosting their first “Southwest Editor’s Forum” on Saturday, February 10, located at the Piper Writer’s House at ASU’s Tempe campus.

Their announcement states: “We will explore process, share resources, network, and even feed you. It’s so easy as editors to sit in our offices and lose sight of our community. We focus on writers and discuss their efforts, but as editors, we have different needs and unique challenges to surmount. At this inaugural event, we would like to convene the editors of our region for an afternoon of discussion, camaraderie, and sharing. We hope you will join us and register for this free event right away.”

Presenters include Matt Bell, a founding editor at The Collagist; Rosemarie Dombrowski the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix; as well as Sally Ball, the associate director at Four Way Books.

Reserve your free seat here.

Contributor Update: Kamilah Aisha Moon

We are pleased to announce that past contributor Kamilah Aisha Moon has recently released a collection of poems titled Starshine & Clay. Listen to the sample poem “Mercy Beach” from Starshine & Clay here, and purchase your copy now at Four Way Books.

Kamilah’s nonfiction piece “Rikers Island Writing Workshop” in issue 10 of Superstition Review can be read here.

Congratulations, Kamilah!Starshine & Clay

SR Pod/Vod Series: Poet Sally Ball

Each Tuesday we feature audio or video of an SR Contributor reading their work. Today we’re proud to feature a vodcast by Sally Ball.

SallyBall color one_40Sally Ball is the author of Annus Mirabilis and Wreck Me, both from Barrow Street Press. An associate director of Four Way Books, she’s an assistant professor of English Arizona State University. Her website is

You can read along with Sally’s poems in Issue 6 of Superstition Review.

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Four Way Books Standing Order Plan

Four Way Books is offering a superb discount on all its titles if you sign up for their subscription plan. It’s like a CSA for publishing.

Here’s the 411:

Like a subscription plan, this offers all of our publications at an attractive discount (32 per cent) plus shipping. Books arrive twice a year as they are published. No ordering necessary. This is a great way to increase our sales and to keep up with poetry and short fiction. The cost to you is about $75.00 each fall and spring. Just email me at and I’ll sign you up!