Authors Talk: Margaret Young

Margaret YoungToday we are glad to feature poet Margaret Young as our Authors Talk series contributor. Margaret offers thoughts on her poems, “September Diary, Dreams and Walking” and “Moving On.” She identifies her mother’s absence as well as images and ideas of nature and its non-human elements as recurring characters in both poems. Margaret concludes her talk by discussing the challenge of writing about living family so directly and inviting her father’s poetry into her own work.

Margaret’s poems appear in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.

 

Authors Talk: Jen Knox

Jen KnoxToday we are pleased to feature Jen Knox as our Authors Talk series contributor. Jen talks about her contributions to Superstition Review and what she, as a reader, looks for in a strong short story. Jen also says that the why and how she writes ultimately boils down to character and her desire to understand the human condition from different purviews. She ends her talk by offering advice to burgeoning fiction writers.

Disengaged” by Jen Knox can be read in Issue 4 of Superstition Review, as well as “West on N Road” in Issue 14.

Contributor Update: Laura Esther Wolfson’s Essay Collection Release

Laura Esther Wolfson Book CoverToday we are happy to announce Laura Esther Wolfson’s essay collection, For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors, is set to debut June 1st, 2018. The collection is being published by University of Iowa Press and is available for pre-order.

For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors is also the recipient of the 2017 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction.

Laura participated in Superstition Review’s Issue 14 Nonfiction section with an essay titled the same as her forthcoming collection, “For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors”. AdditionallyLaura has participated on the blog multiple times via Guest Posts and Authors Talks.

Congratulations Laura!

Contributor Update: Jen Knox

Jen KnoxToday we are pleased to share that Jen Knox recently appeared in Elephant Journal. Her piece, titled “Learning to Breathe through the No Good, Very Bad Days” was published the end of February this year.

Jen is featured in Superstition Review Issue 4 and Issue 14. In addition to her two fiction contributions she has also shared guest posts here on the blog. In Jen Knox: On Workshops, Jen shares some of her thoughts, teaching, and characterization. She then shares the sentiment, “I sometimes feel the urge to burn all those old tester stories” in Jen Knox: Burning My First Words.

Congratulations, Jen!

Contributor Update: Jo Scott-Coe Book Release

Mass Cover by Jo Scott-CoeMass: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest by Jo Scott-Coe is available for pre-order. The title, which is available through Pelekinesis, starts shipping on April 4, 2018.

Mass: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest inquires about the 1966 mass shooting at the University of Texas from atop the clock tower by Charles Whitman. Jo “turns the camera away from the spectacle” following narratives beyond the news stories, to view the narratives of the people in Whitman’s life before the planned violence (Pelekinesis Press Release).

Jo was first featured in Issue 4 of Superstition Review with her non-fiction piece “Foreign Objects,” and later in Issue 14 with “The Other Spencer Girl.”

Congratulations on the upcoming release, Jo!

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: Emily Matyas

TCA Walk in My ShoesWe are happy to announce that Emily Matyas is one of several artists appearing in the Walk in My Shoes exhibit currently on display at the Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery (TCA). The exhibit, which features work from Emily’s I am My Ancestors, started on January 19th of 2018 and will be running until May 12th. For information on viewing, please visit the gallery website.

Emily’s work first appeared in issue 14 of Superstition Review. “Heading Home,” which also appears on TCA’s site for Walk in My Shoes, is additionally accompanied by three more photographs. Emily also wrote guest post for the SR blog, “The “Selfie” and Assimilation” and “Oddly Important Combinations.”