Liz Anderson is about to graduate from ASU with a Creative Writing major and an Art History minor.
Superstition Review: What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
Liz Anderson: This semester, I am a member of the content team working on partnerships for Superstition Review. In this position, I am working on continuing our current partnerships with other organizations on campus and also creating new partnerships!
SR: How did you hear about Superstition Review and what made you decide to get involved?
LA: This is my third semester interning for Patricia Murphy on Superstition Review, so my previous experience has been the driving force for me to intern another semester.
SR: What are you hoping to take away from your Superstition Review experience?
LA: Being a part of Superstition Review has really given me the knowledge and the confidence to get mentally prepared for the real world. This semester, with my new position in the content team, I am hoping to learn more of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the literary journal.
SR: Describe one of your favorite literary or artistic works.
LA: One of my favorite artistic works I have ever encountered was when I was in England. Banksy, a British graffiti artist who challenges the political world through his work, created an amazing display in Bristol that went against the social norm. I personally found myself questioning some of my beliefs due to his artistic genius.
SR: What are you currently reading?
LA: Right now I am reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and Meadowlands by Louise Glϋck.
SR: What is your favorite Superstition Review section, and why?
LA: My favorite section of Superstition Review is the interview section because it allows me to see a side of the writer/artist that I cannot see in his or her work. Last semester, my most prized interview was when I interviewed Robin Hemley and was able to learn so much about him as a family-man, and not just a writer.
SR: Do you prefer reading literary magazines online or in print?
LA: I prefer to read online literary magazines because they are so accessible—I can read them via my blackberry virtually whenever and wherever. Also, it is very comforting that online literary magazines are not so taxing on the environment.
SR: Do you write or create art? What are you currently working on?
LA: Since I am currently in my last semester at ASU, I am taking ENG 490 (forms) and ENG 498 (capstone: poetry) and the writing requirements are quite demanding. The poems that I am currently writing for these classes will be used for my final portfolio at the end of the year.
SR: Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?
LA: In my free time, I love to do yard work—I believe that there is nothing more peaceful than pulling weeds! I also play in the City of Gilbert’s indoor volleyball league and work full-time at a local psychiatrist’s office. For fun, I like to play tennis, clean, and read memoirs.
SR: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
LA: In 10 years, I hope to be an editor (or close to it!) for a major publishing company and hope to be living in Seattle or Boston. I hope to be married, have children, and be enjoying life!