We 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 Review, issue 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.
We 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.”
Today we are excited to announce that past contributor Fernando Perez has an upcoming book. Fernando’s dynamic debut collection, A Song of Dismantling, is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The poetry collection explores how migration affects relationships between people of different generations and readers are invited by Fernando on the journey as his family story unfolds over time and distance.
Three poems by Fernando can be read in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.
Today we are excited to share that past contributor Grant Clauser has recently released a new collection of poems titled The Magician’s Handbook out from PS Books. The book includes the poems “The Good Lie” and “Ode to Bats,” which were originally published in Superstition Review. The Magician’s Handbook is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble here.
To read “The Good Lie” and “Ode to Bats” by Grant in Issue 14 of Superstition Review click here.
Today we are pleased to feature author Steven Faulkner as our Authors Talk series contributor. Steven’s podcast is a unique treat: he has recorded his nonfiction piece from Issue 14 with guitar accompaniment. Steven’s voice blends with the lull of the guitar to create a truly moving work of art. His essay reflects on the life of his youngest child, Alex, as he grows up. Steven begins by describing Alex’s birth and ends when Alex “is 22 years old” and “[h]is father and mother have little influence,” with many anecdotes to fill the time in between.
Steven Faulkner is the author and reader. John Hogge is the guitarist, and John Holloway is the audio engineer.
As you listen to Steven’s essay, “Photo Album on a Westbound Train,” you can also read along in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.
Good afternoon, dear readers! We here at Superstition Review are thrilled to announce that past contributor Jennifer Givhan, who was featured in the Poetry section of our 14th issue, has won the 2017 Blue Light Books Prize for her collection “Girl With Death Mask.” Says contest judge Ross Gay “How many times I found myself looking into space, sort of shaken, sort of grasping, turning and turning inside a line or phrase, inside an image or metaphor, inside some devastating music while reading these poems, I do not know. But again and again. Put it like that. These poems beautifully, convincingly do what I hope poems might–they disrupt what I know, or what I thought I knew. And in that way they invent for me a world. A world haunted and brutal, yes. But one mended, too, by the love and tenderness and vision and magic by which these poems are made.” The winning collection will be published in 2018 by Indiana University Press, but you can get a taste of Givhan’s work now, by checking out her poem here.
Past contributor Jennifer Givhan, whose collection of poetry “Girl With Death Mask” won the 2017 Blue Light Books Prize.