Mary Richardson is a sophomore at Arizona State University and is a student of the Barrett Honors College. She is pursuing a concurrent major in English Literature and European History. She is also a Fiction Reviewer for ASU’s Lux Literary Magazine. Her career aspirations are to work in editing/publishing or to be a professor.
1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
I am the Reading Series Coordinator for the magazine, which means I organize readings events that display the works and talents of selected writers/poets.
2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?
I’m really interested in publishing as a career possibility. Also, literature and poetry are very enriching for me, and I appreciate that this internship is centered around these subjects.
3. Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?
I spend a majority of my time running, doing yoga, reading, or writing. It’s also very important to be with my close friends and family.
4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
I would be very interested in the Content Coordinator position once I have more experience.
5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.
Wuthering Heights has long been my favorite novel. I’m very intrigued by Emily Brontë’s use of language to present and develop the characters. I’m also interested in how she delves into the concepts of time, memory, and human nature.
6. What are you currently reading?
I recently began One Hundred Years of Solitude.
7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?
I really enjoy writing short stories. Right now I’m in the process of brainstorming a new one.
8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself continuing my current hobbies and interests, while also pursuing new ones. I hope to be part of a community that appreciates the same aspects of life as I do.