On Saturday, March 4th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the University of Arizona Poetry Center will be celebrating the life of Richard Shelton, renowned poet, memoirist, and activist. He wrote 11 books of poetry and established a writers workshop in the Arizona State Prison at Florence. He was also an emeritus Regents Professor of Creative Writing and a founding faculty member of the University of Arizona MFA Program in Creative Writing.
This event is free, open to the public, and available online. To learn more, go here.
An interview with Richard Shelton appeared in Issue 10 of Superstition Review.
Join Superstition Review in our congratulating past contributor, Heather Altfeld, on her new book, Post-Mortem. This poetry collection, an already selected winner of The 2019 Orison Poetry Prize, spans across ages, cultures, and species, as it celebrates this planet as well as all human kind’s creations. Altfeld in her collection is expansive in both her material and style, with her use of many different poem shapes, including “prose poem sequences, sestinas, kaddishes, and obituaries,” and her wide ranging topics, such as “mythical creatures, historical lives, or contemporary culture.”
“An extended meditation on language, an atlas of the visible and the invisible, as well as a memorial book to all that is lost and will be lost to us, Post-Mortem is a brilliant, baroque, and word-crazed collection of poems. While the primary mode of the poems is elegiac (many taking as their forms obituaries, autopsies, and kaddishes), one cannot help but delight in Altfeld’s reverie and in the breadth and depth of her inquiry, her exploration, her katabasis as she leads us like Virgil through a stunning and elaborate posthumous world.”
Eric Pankey, judge of The 2019 Orison Poetry Prize
Today we are happy to announce the news of past contributor
BJ Hollars! BJ’s collection of nonfiction stories titled Harbingers was just published early this month by Bull City Press. The
tryptic of essays explores the possible harbingers present in the lives of atomic
bomb scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, civil rights activist Medgar Evers and
the author himself. Hollars notices that while a harbinger is defined as a sign
of something to come, it is often best interpreted in the aftermath.
More information about the collection can be found here, his fiction piece for S[r]’s Issue 6 can be found here, along with his nonfiction piece for Issue 10.
We are happy to announce the news of past contributor Sherrie Flick! Her latest collection, Thank Your Lucky Stars,was published last September in 2018. Sherrie will be attending the AWP conference from March 27-30 to appear on panels and offer readings and signings. Thank your Lucky Stars is a collection of fifty stories ranging across all subjects and emotions. Each story attacks the human experience and details love and loss in poetic images and quick wit.
More information about the collection and Sherrie’s upcoming events can be found here, and her nonfiction piece for Issue 10 can be found here.
Today we are happy to announce that Natalie Sypolt’s new book, The Sound of Holding Your Breath, is upcoming this November, 2018 from WVU Press. The Sound of Holding Your Breath centers around residents of the twenty-first-century Appalachia, “each struggling with secrets and losses, entrenched in navigating the complex requirements of family in all its forms.” Silas House, author of Southernmost, has to say the following about Natalie’s debut collection: “A bold and important debut that announces a major new voice. It’s also the best story collection I’ve read in a long while.” The Sound of Holding Your Breath is available for purchase through West Virginia University Presshere.
Natalie’s short story, “Fractured,” can be read in Issue 10 of Superstition Review.
Today we are proud to announce the upcoming release of Sherrie Flick’s newest short story collection titled Thank Your Lucky Stars. The collection is available for pre-order at UPNE. Congratulations, Sherrie!
Today we are happy to announce that Kamilah Aisha Moon is the Poem-A-Day for April 4th, 2018. Her featured poem is titled “Fannie Lou Hamer” and is available to read or listen to.
Kamilah was featured in Issue 10 of Superstition Review in both the Non-Fiction and Poetry categories. She has contributed to Superstition Review’s blog on several occasions. Her most recent guest post, “Beyond Looking,” is just as finely crafted as her poetry and offers Kamilah’s thoughts behind craft, experience, and spirit, and how they meet in the creation of poems through examples of her work.
Today we are pleased to share news about past SR contributor Michael Henson. Michael’s upcoming book Maggie Boylan is available for preorder from Ohio University Presshere. Of the author, Amy Greene, author of Long Man and Bloodroot, says:“Michael Henson is one of the finest authors of literary fiction writing today. His Maggie Boylan stories give voice to those among us who are seldom heard. Maggie Boylan is an important work of art, beautifully rendered.”
Today we are pleased to share news about past contributor Sherrie Flick. Sherrie’s essay “Contagious Empathy” has been recently featured in Creative Nonfiction’s Fall Science and Religion Issue. The essay can be read on their website here. Purchase Creative Nonfiction’s Issue 65 by clicking here.
To read “Not Talking About Sage” by Sherrie in Issue 10 of Superstition Review click here.