Authors Talk: Jennifer Martelli

Authors Talk: Jennifer Martelli

Today we are pleased to feature author Jennifer Martelli as our Authors Talk series contributor. In this podcast, Jennifer talks about her poem, “Yomi.” She uses her poem to discuss the process of revising one’s work and how she utilizes other poets and authors to help her in that process. Jennifer tells of the importance of a poetry community and how it affects her writing.

“I don’t have to tell the story exactly as it is, the truth is something different from the actual narration.”

As a bonus, Jennifer also shares another poem, “The Drop off.”


You can read Jennifer’s poem, “Yomi” in Issue 21 of Superstition Review.

Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


Intern Update: Leslie Standridge

Today’s Intern Update features Leslie Standridge, the Blog Editor of Issues 16 and 17 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English Literature, Film and Media Studies, Leslie now works as Publicist at Lavidge.

She has also previously worked at SparkPoint Studio as a publicist where she headed national and local publicity campaigns for authors.

We are so proud of you Leslie!

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Leslie’s LinkedIn here.

Contributor Update, Maggie Kast

Join us in congratulating Maggie Kast on her book, Side by Side but Never Face to Face: A Novella & Stories, which releases on June 2 from Orison Books.

Side by Side but Never Face to Face follows Greta as she encounters emotional conflicts and spiritual yearnings across her life as she seeks the answer to the question, ” Can new love be found in old age?”

Pre-order Side by Side but Never Face to Face from Orison Books!

To learn more about Maggie and her work you can visit her website. You can also view her previous work featured in Superstition Review:

The House Will Burn featured in Issue 19

Congratulations Maggie!

Authors Talk: A. Molotkov

Authors Talk: A. Molotkov, Twitter, Facebook

Today we are pleased to feature author A. Molotkov as our Authors Talk series contributor. Anatoly is interviewed by Willa Schneberg.

Anatoly talks about a piece from his memoir, (Mis)communication, that tells of his early life in Albany, New York after having moved there from communist Russia. He tells of the language barriers and his experiences working the night shift at the deli as he begins his writing career. All the while he studies the conversations he has, both in Russian and in English, pulling them apart to find where they intersect, and where he fits between them.

In the interview, Anatoly discusses the differences of writing a memoir as opposed to writing fiction and the significance of his decision to write in English rather than Russian. He also talks about the difficulties of deciphering humor and romance in a non-native language.


You can read Anatoly’s work, “(Mis)communication” in Issue 24 of Superstition Review.


Intern Update: Tonissa Saul

Today’s Intern Update features Tonissa Saul, the Interview Editor of Issues 19 and 20 of Superstition Review.

With a BA in English Language and Literature/Letters as well as an MA in Liberal Studies, Tonissa now works as Managing Editor at Bodega Magazine.

She has also worked as / is working as the Event Coordinator at Knowledge Enterprise where she coordinates, develops strategies, plans, and designs a variety of unique/theme based integrated programs and events.

We are so proud of you Tonissa!

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Tonissa’s LinkedIn here.

Contributor Update, Deandra Lee

Join us in congratulating past SR artwork contributor Deandra Lee on the publication of her collection, WONDER, featured in The Adroit Journal.

WONDER is a series of portraits created only using an iPhone that Deandra hopes, “connects people with their emotions, creativity, and imagination.”

To learn more about Deandra and her work you can visit her website. You can also view her Five Portraits, featured in Issue 24 of Superstition Review.

Congratulations Deandra!

Contributor Update, Thomas Legendre

Join is in congratulating Thomas Legendre on his new book Keeping Time, available now from Acre Books.

Keeping Time tells the adventure of Aaron, an archaeologist who discovers a way back in time to his past life and meets his younger wife, a brilliant musician. Over the next two decades, follow Aaron as travels back and forth in time and struggles to keep his two lives from spiraling out of control.

Order your copy here.

Check out the trailer below:

Authors Talk: Adam Houle

Authors Talk: Adam Houle

Today we are pleased to feature author Adam Houle as our Authors Talk series contributor. Adam talks with Mason Yarborough, discussing his poem, “A Time to Tear and a Time to Mend” which was featured in Issue 24 of Superstition Review.

Adam goes through his poem in detail, remarking on inspiration behind lines, the narrative the order builds, and how to know when a poem is finished. Adam also talks about how his writing has changed over the years, relating his work now to back when he first contributed to the magazine.


You can read Adam’s previous work “Three poems” featured in Issue 9 of Superstition Review.

You can also check out Adam’s book, Stray, at Lithic Press.


Intern Update: Nichol Brown

Today’s Intern Update features Nichol Brown, the Student Editor-in-Chief of Issue 20 of Superstition Review. She was also the Blog Editor of Issue 19.

With an MA in English Literature, Nichol began working as a Teaching Assistant for Fullbright Association in Germany this past September.

She has also previously worked as a Graduate Writing Consultant at ASU, helping students in all stages of their writing process.

We are so proud of you Nichol!

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit Nichol’s LinkedIn here.

Contributor Update, Jen Knox

Jen Knox

Join us in congratulating Jen Knox on her book, Resolutions. It is available from AUXmedia here.

Resolutions is a collection of short stories that follows a quirky Midwestern family as they struggle to navigate a warped and worn version of the American Dream.

To learn more about Jen and her work you can visit her website. You can also her previous work featured in Superstion Review:

Disengaged featured in Issue 4

West on N Road featured in Issue 14

Congratulations Jen!