Meet The Interns: Mary Richardson

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.

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11 thoughts on “Meet The Interns: Mary Richardson

  • November 22, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Yay for another fellow Barrett student! Yes, Wuthering Heights is very good, but I really like Jane Eyre too. Hmm-Emily or Charlotte, Emily or Charlotte…?

  • November 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I second Brandy’s comment. I attended the Melissa Pritchard regarding and thought you did a nice job coordinating the event, as well as “MC”ing it. You appeared at ease in the environment and worked well with the audience. Thank you!

  • November 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    You did a wonderful job with the reading Mary. How are you liking One Hundred Years of Solitude? I think it is about time for me to reread that one.

  • December 1, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez is by far one of my favorite writers. His work can read a little dense sometimes, but that’s only because there are so many layers of complexity to his writing. It’s absolutely beautiful. I encourage you to read “Love in the Time of Cholera” as well!

  • December 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Thanks, you guys! I definitely agree with Maria. It’s a very intriguing novel. I’ll be sure to start “Love in the Time of Cholera” during my free time over winter break!

  • January 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Wuthering Heights is also on my favorites list! As another commenter mentioned, Jane Eyre is up there as well. The Bronte sisters have penned some of my favorite classics.

  • January 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm


    I love your hobbies. I too enjoy yoga, which I think should be a required course for all college students because of the stress relief. I’m sure you might already know this, but just a little fyi about Wuthering Heights: Heath Ledger (the actor) was named after Health Cliff from the novel. I don’t know why I’m mentioning this. I guess it just comes to mind whenever I hear that title. Anyways, nice reading about you!

    Frederick Raehl

  • January 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    You’re so involved in literature. I love that you dive right in and experience what the publishing industry will be like so early in your college career. I am also really interested in working for a publishing company in the future!

  • January 25, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books, too! The complicated and amazing relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine is definitely one of the greatest romances in literary history. It was fun reading about your likes and interests, I think we have a lot in common!

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