#ArtLitPhx: Superstition Review Issue 18 Launch Party

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Superstition Review will launch their 18th issue on Thursday, December 1, at 6 PM at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Since its founding in 2008 by Patricia Murphy, ASU’s online literary magazine has made it their goal to publish engaging and innovative works of fiction, nonfiction, interviews, poetry, and art. They have published over 750 established and emerging authors from all over the world and are thrilled to announce the expansion of their family of contributors with their upcoming issue.

All staff members, contributors, members of the literary community, and friends and family are welcome to join Superstition Review  in the celebration of the issue’s launch. Please view more details about this event on our Facebook event.

#ArtLitPhx: Issue 17 Launch Party

cover artThursday, April 28th, at 6 PM 

Mark your calendars for the launch party of Superstition Review’s Issue 17.

Our online issue airs May 1st, 2016 at superstitionreview.asu.edu.

We will celebrate 8 years and 17 issues of the magazine at the Northlight Gallery, where artwork in Ryan Parra’s VIVARIUM showcase will be displayed. The showcase interests in the rich history and current practices of ethno-botany (such as traditional shamanic practices), the history of still life paintings and plant illustrations, the exploration of plants as a system of knowledge, and the organization of agriculture for the purpose of sustaining the masses. The exhibition on view includes still lifes of edible, medicinal, and psychoactive plants growing in the Tempe/Phoenix valley, along with video and installation continuing the theme of containment and control.

This event is free and open to the public. View more details on our Facebook event.

#SRIssue16 Launch: An Interview with Maggie Nelson


Maggie Nelson is an American poet, art critic, lyric essayist and nonfiction author of books such as Women, the New York School, and Other True AbstractionsThe Red Parts: A MemoirThe Art of CrueltySomething Bright, Then HolesJane: A MurderThe Latest WinterShiner, and Bluets. Her most recent work, The Argonauts, was published by Graywolf Press. She currently is on the faculty for the MFA Program at CalArts.

Superstition Review was lucky enough to interview Maggie Nelson for its 16th Issue. The interview, and the rest of the issue will go live on December 1st.

Launch Party Mesa Arts Center May 1


If you’re in the Phoenix area, we hope you will join us for our Launch of Issue 13 on Thursday May 1 from 6-8pm at Mesa Arts Center, Contemporary Arts Museum.

The first hour will include cake and a tour of the museum. The second hour will be a program including a reading by SR Issue 13 contributor Melissa Pritchard and presentations from our student interns on their favorite work from the issue.

Issue 9 Launch Party

Next Friday, April 6th Superstition Review will be hosting a party to celebrate the launch of Issue 9 at Art Intersection in downtown Gilbert. We are proud to display the outstanding work from the 63 contributors for Issue 9. Our student editors will present their favorite pieces. Local artists Carolyn Lavender, Monica Alissa Martinez and Constance McBride will also give presentations on their art that appears in Issue 9.

We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting for the party than Art Intersection’s gallery, currently featuring photography from their exhibit “Art & the Dark Room.”

We’ll be featuring hors-d’oeuvres provided by local organic restaurant Pomegranate Café and cake pops from Tempe bakery Mind Over Batter.

If you’re hungry before or after the party, there are several great options next door: Romeo’s Euro Cafe, Joe’s Real BBQ, Liberty Market, and Postino Winecafe.

Come join us for a fun evening of literature and art in the Gilbert Heritage District to celebrate the release of our Issue 9.