Meet the Interview Contributors for Issue 33: Part 2

Our editors are hard at work building Issue 33 of Superstition Review, which will launch May 1. This issue features interviews with eight award-winning authors. Here we are featuring the four authors, whose interviews are being conducted by Phoebe Nguyen. The authors are: Christina Vo, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Lisa Ko, and Sally Wen Mao.


Christina Vo is a writer, who currently works in development for Stanford University. She previously worked for international organizations in Vietnam and Switzerland and also ran a floral design business in San Francisco. She is the author of one previous memoir, The Veil Between Two Worlds (She Writes Press). Vo resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


A poet and multimedia artist, Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Root Fractures (2024) and Ghost Of (2018), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her video work has been exhibited at the Miller ICA. Nguyen is a MacDowell and Kundiman fellow, and a member of the Vietnamese artist collective, She Who Has No Master(s). She’s received an NEA fellowship and awards from the 92Y “Discovery” Poetry and 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery contests. She teaches in the Randolph College Low-Residency MFA and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.


Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction and won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016The New York TimesBuzzFeedO. Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. Born in Queens and raised in Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn.


Sally Wen Mao is currently an MFA candidate at Cornell University. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, she has poems in Cave Wall, Another Chicago Magazine, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, and Crab Orchard Review, among others. Her work has won first place in the 2010 Rhino Poetry Journal Editor’s Prize.

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