Contributor Update, Patricia Clark: Take Refuge Underneath THE CANOPY

Superstition Review is both pleased and proud as all get-out to announce the forthcoming book The Canopy, written by past contributor Patricia Clark and published by Terrapin Books. The Canopy is Clark’s 5th full-length book of poetry (others include Sunday Rising and She Walks into the Sea).

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The beautifully rendered cover for The Canopy, out this year from Terrapin Books.

Patricia Clark is the recipient of many awards and honors including the former poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Prize, the Mississippi Review Prize, and the Lucille Medwick Prize from the Poetry Society of America. She currently serves as the Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University.

To read the official press release, click here.

To preview and purchase the book, click here.

Newsletter 9/23



Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass Poetry Reading at Phoenix Art Museum

Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass, two of contemporary poetry’s most acclaimed voices, will be reading from their work at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, on Friday Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Brenda Hillman is the author of nine books of poetry, including Practical Water, for which she received the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, and Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, for which she won the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry. Robert Hass, who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, is the author of six books of poetry, including Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005, for which he won the 2007 National Book Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Leah Marché, a local performance poet and spoken word artist, will be opening for the event.

The reading is supported by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts, and presented by the ASU Performance in the Borderlands Initiative and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

7 Books to Read During Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month started Sep. 15, and runs until Oct. 15. This month is an important time to recognize the influence and contributions of Hispanic people and culture, and celebrate the role diversity plays in the human experience. Hispanic writing has exerted a tremendous influence on literature, and Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to catch up on some reading.

With so many great works from Hispanic authors to choose from, it’s hard to narrow it down to just seven, but Latina magazine’s list is a great selection, including authors as diverse as Miguel de Cervantes and Isabel Allende.

Click here to see other essential books to be reading this month.

Autumn is the Best Season for Reading

Fall Reading

With fall finally upon us, Barnes and Noble makes the case that autumn really is the best season for reading. There’s just something inextricable that seems to link books and autumn. The leaves change, the pumpkin spice latte marks its emphatic return, and books take on a more mystical proportion.

With our summer beach reads still coated in sand, we look forward to curling up by the fire with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. And it’s not just the aesthetic or the beverages that make autumn reading so appealing — it’s also a time for new releases, such as Zadie Smith’s new book, Swing Time, coming out at the beginning of November.

Click here to read more about autumn reading and some other great new books on the way.

Submissions Open Until Oct. 31st

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The deadline for submission for Superstition Review issue 18, publishing Dec. 1st, is Oct. 31st. Our editors are reviewing submissions in Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Sign in to Submittable to send us your work.






Featured Partner: North American Review

North American Review

The North American Review is now seeking submissions to the 17th Annual James Hearst Poetry Prize. This year’s judge is Major Jackson. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2016. First prize is $1,000, and all winners and finalists will be published in the Spring 2017 issue. The entry fee is $20.00 and includes a one-year subscription to the North American Review.

This year, all submissions to the James Hearst Poetry Prize will be handled through our online submission system.

Visit our submission guidelines for more information.