Today we are excited to share news about past contributor Erin Adair-Hodges. Erin’s first book Let’s All Die Happy, winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, is now out from the Pitt Poetry series. Let’s All Die Happy is available for purchase on Amazon.
The book includes poems such as: “The Trap,” “Neighborhood Watch,” and “Regeneration,” which appeared first in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.
Today we are pleased to announce that past contributor John Findura has recently released his first poetry collection. The collection has already received praise from poet Billy Collins, who says, “John Findura’s Submerged is a series of short, clear meditations on the beauty, the power, and the terror of water. It’s a striking collection, reader-friendly, but unflinching in its treatment of personal fear and wonder.” Submerged is now available to purchase from Five Oaks Press.
John’s poem “Shipbuilding in New Jersey” can be read in Issue 1 of Superstition Review.
Today we are excited to share that past contributor Kelle Groom has recently released her book Spill. The collection of poems has already received high praise from poet David Rivard, who says, “When I finished reading this urgent, restorative book, I wanted to turn to Kelle Groom — because it felt as if she were really there — and say, ‘Thank you for the honor of letting me stand inside this so-large heart while the world went on spinning in its unforgiving, totally forgivable way.'” Spill is available for purchase through Anhinga Press here.
Read four poems by Kelle Groom in Issue 5 of Superstition Review here.
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 share news about past contributor Christopher Citro. Christopher’s poem “The Low Crumble of Distant Applause” will be featured in The Laurel Review’s upcoming Issue 50.1. Stay updated about its release by visiting their website here.
Read four poems by Christopher in Issue 9 of Superstition Review here.
Today we are pleased to share news about past faculty advisor Elizabyth A. Hiscox. Elizabyth has recently released her debut collection of poems titled Reassurance in Negative Space, which, according to Sarah Vap, “studies the relationship between negative capability and communion. ” Reassurance in Negative Space is available for purchase from Word Galaxy here, or Amazon here.
Elizabyth was a faculty advisor for Superstition Review’s Issues 1,2,4, and 5.
Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: Rupi Kaur, Instagram Poets, and the Politics of Craft. Every month, Four Chambers hosts a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.
This month’s event will take place Thursday, November 2nd, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!
This month’s discussion topic is “Rupi Kaur, Instagram Poets, and the Politics of Craft.” Kat Hofland, rinky dink editor and poet, will be the guest host for the discussion. About the topic, Four Chambers writes,
What do we mean when we say someone is or isn’t a ‘real’ poet? Is ‘poetry’ an elitist and exlcusionary institution? What are the politics of consuming art within a larger cultural marketplace? Is Kaur’s poetry actually good? Who gets to define ‘good’? Who gets to define poetry? Is saying something is ‘good’ just another way of saying we like something or can it actually be good? Should we even be talking about this? Are we just adding to the hype? Does this have to be a good or a bad thing for poetry? What *is* poetry? What does Rupi Kaur’s success mean?
For more information about the event and to RSVP, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.