Join Superstition Review in congratulating past contributor Kirsten Voris on her feature in the recently published Embodied Healing: Survivor and Facilitator Voices from the Practice of Trauma Sensitive Yoga. This collection of essays explores the applications of TCTSY–Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga–as a powerful evidence-based modality to help clients heal in the aftermath of trauma. Kirsten is a featured essayist in this collection, edited by Jennifer Turner (North Atlantic Books). The anthology is available for purchase via Penguin Random House. All proceeds from sales of this book will go towards direct service initiatives aimed at opening classes that otherwise would not have funding. Since being featured on the blog, Kirsten also co-wrote Trauma Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids, which is a deck of 50 yoga shapes created for trauma-sensitive yoga facilitators, and can also be purchased via Penguin Random House.
To see what else Kirsten has been up to, check out her Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to also read her nonfiction piece featured in Issue 18.
Join us in congratulating past Superstition Review contributor Sean Prentiss on some achievements he has made since being featured in Issues 13 and 15. In February of this year, Sean released his collection of poems Crosscut, which is his poetic debut and tells of his time spent working as a trail builder in the Pacific Northwest. Crosscut is available for purchase through University of New Mexico Press. Sean also co-edited The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction, which was published in January of this year and explores the relationship between neuroscience and creative nonfiction. The Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction is available for purchase through Bloomsbury. The last bit of news Sean is celebrating is his the release of his forthcoming Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, set to release sometime in 2021. This anthology is an advanced level creative nonfiction textbook and anthology, available for pre-order via Bloomsbury.
Congratulations on everything you have accomplished since your Superstition Review features, Sean!
To see what else Sean has been up to, check out his website and his Twitter. Be sure to also check out his pieces featured in Issue 13 and 15.
Join us in congratulating past Superstition Review contributor Luiza Flynn-Goodlett on the release of her upcoming book, Look Alive by Southeast Missouri Press and winner of the 2019 Cowles Poetry Prize. Luiza is an an award-winning author whose poems have been featured in several journals, including Triquarterly and North American Review. She has released six chapbooks, but Look Alive will be her first full-length book. It is set to be available in March of 2021 and tells of the development of the femme queer self. Look Alive is a collection of poems that assesses queerness by placing the narrator at the brunt end of societal and personal violence. The book will take its readers through a journey of queer self-discovery that involves taking to the gentle and accepting queerness of nature. It is available for preorder through Southeast Missouri Press, Amazon and Barnes&Noble.
“[Look Alive]takes you to the prairie, to the creek, to the kitchen counter, to bed—muddies you, then scrubs you clean. With a speaker who keeps your secrets and shouts your glories, Look Alive reveals the enduring territory of embodied queer womanhood—efflorescent and as susceptible to pleasure as it is to harm. Flynn-Goodlett quilts together rural origins and distance traveled, along with rich image and hardwearing language, into an impressive debut with the weight of an heirloom. If you let it, Look Alive can be the guardian inoculation that pierces you with a little taste of the big grief and the big joy so you can survive them when they come.” – Alicia Mountain
Be sure to take a look at Luiza’s website here, her Twitter here, and her work in Issue 17 here.
Join us in congratulating past Superstition Review contributor Thomas “Tex” Gresham on the release of his experimental collection, Heck, Texas. Tex is a screenwriter and fiction author and is currently studying screenwriting at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The book is a play on the stereotypical disreputable Texas town and lies somewhere between the real and imaginary. The book was released on September 4th and is available at Barnes&Noble, Bookshop, and Amazon.
The back of Heck, Texas reads: “Somewhere deep in East Texas, the hunt is on, fueled by self-hate, cough syrup, white whales, massive zits, freakshows, madness, dead pets, lost children, killer coffee, rats, Satan, good times, bad people, vomit, dementia, diarrhea, sex, and clowns. Your favorite brand of disease is back in stock. Welcome to Heck, Texas.”
Stay up-to-date with Tex by visiting his website here or his Twitter here. Be sure to also take a look at his short story for Issue 21 here.
We are excited to announce past Superstition Review contributor and award-winning poet Patricia Clark is releasing a new book of poems titled Self-Portrait With a Million Dollars. Patricia Clark has been featured in the poetry sections of Issues 7, 8, and 17 of Superstition Review. Her latest book will release October 14th, but is available for pre-order at Amazon or Barnes&Noble. Self-Portrait With a Million Dollars is the sixth volume of poetry Patricia has written and focuses on the world as she sees it, through the attentive lens of an imaginative author with a keen eye for detail. The book ranges a wide variety of topics and places and will take the reader on a journey through space and emotion.
Patricia Clark’s Self-Portrait with a Million Dollars is full of her usual wide-ranging brilliance and sly wit. It’s a monk’s travelogue, a scholar’s giddy after-party. Exquisitely rendered, these poems, for all their beauty and mastery of tone and rhythm, their sprezzatura, are at once delicate and durable, by turns landmarks, monuments, and tombstones-each a fresh testament to that most marvelous of human traits, our limitless human capacity for invention, and the necessity of witness. Whoever, wherever you are, find this book. I promise, you’ll be astonished and nourished. -Daniel Lawless, Editor of Plume
Congratulations on your new book of poetry, Patricia!
Check out Patricia’s poetry featured in Issue 7 here, Issue 8 here, and Issue 17 here. Keep up-to-date with Patricia and her writing at her website here.
We are pleased to announce that former Superstition Review contributor Sigrid Nunez has just released a new book titled What Are You Going Through. Sigrid is a New York Times bestselling author and her newest book is one of seven she has written over her career. What Are You Going Through is narrated by a woman who uses the stories of friends, family members, and even strangers to assess the beauty of human nature through the conversations they hold. The narrator is a passive listener until she gets whirled into a life-changing encounter of her very own. What Are You Going Through is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
“Reading Sigrid Nunez’s absorbing new novel is somewhat akin to having a long conversation with someone who is telling you something very important, but is telling it in a very quiet voice. You have to really pay attention. Be assured, however, that the experience will be worth it. You will emerge calmer, meditative, more thoughtful, as if you have benefited from an excellent literary massage of sorts.” –The New York Times Book Review
Learn more about Sigrid at her website here or by reading her Issue 10 interview here.
Superstition Review is always looking to celebrate the achievements of past contributors and interns, which are featured in our weekly contributor and intern updates posted here on the blog. We now have an easier way for past contributors and interns to reach out to us with news of their literary and academic accomplishments. Updates can be submitted by following a link to Submittable, an online submission form found on the front page of our magazine, or by clicking here.
Don’t miss this week’s installment of the Fire Hydrant Reading Series! It will feature readings from past Superstition Review Contributor, Thomas Legendre, and Fire Hydrant Reading Series co-creator, Kristi Carter.
This free and virtual event will take place this Wednesday, August 13th at 12pm Central Time and will last about 30 minutes. It will take place over Zoom at this link or Meeting ID 972 9633 0154. The event passcode is 081320.
Read more about Thomas Legendre here and watch past installments of the Fire Hydrant Reading Series here.
Hello everyone! Today we have some extremely exciting news to share. Our very own poetry advisor, Mark Haunschild, has been chosen as the featured poet this month in A Dozen Nothing. His awesome poems such as: “Wagstaff”, “An Exit”, “Cairn”, and many more can be read on their website here.
Mark has served as a poetry advisor for Superstition Review since issue 6 in Fall 2010.
Today we are excited to announce that our former interview advisor, Valerie Bandura, has been recently featured on Verse Daily. Her poem “Evil” from her collection of poems, Human Interest, can be read on their website here. If you end up loving it (which you most probably will) go grab yourself a copy of Human Interest, in which Valerie talks about game shows, Kardashians, bad fathers, Black Sabbath, and much more. To do so click here!