We are happy to announce that Emily Matyas is one of several artists appearing in the Walk in My Shoes exhibit currently on display at the Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery (TCA). The exhibit, which features work from Emily’s I am My Ancestors, started on January 19th of 2018 and will be running until May 12th. For information on viewing, please visit the gallery website.
Today we are excited to announce that past contributor Fernando Perez has an upcoming book. Fernando’s dynamic debut collection, A Song of Dismantling, is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The poetry collection explores how migration affects relationships between people of different generations and readers are invited by Fernando on the journey as his family story unfolds over time and distance.
Three poems by Fernando can be read in Issue 14 of Superstition Review.
Today we are excited to share that past contributor Grant Clauser has recently released a new collection of poems titled The Magician’s Handbook out from PS Books. The book includes the poems “The Good Lie” and “Ode to Bats,” which were originally published in Superstition Review. The Magician’s Handbook is available for purchase at Barnes & Noblehere.
To read “The Good Lie” and “Ode to Bats” by Grant in Issue 14 of Superstition Review click here.
Today we are pleased to feature author Steven Faulkner as our Authors Talk series contributor. Steven’s podcast is a unique treat: he has recorded his nonfiction piece from Issue 14 with guitar accompaniment. Steven’s voice blends with the lull of the guitar to create a truly moving work of art. His essay reflects on the life of his youngest child, Alex, as he grows up. Steven begins by describing Alex’s birth and ends when Alex “is 22 years old” and “[h]is father and mother have little influence,” with many anecdotes to fill the time in between.
Steven Faulkner is the author and reader. John Hogge is the guitarist, and John Holloway is the audio engineer.
Good afternoon, dear readers! We here at Superstition Review are thrilled to announce that past contributor Jennifer Givhan, who was featured in the Poetry section of our 14th issue, has won the 2017 Blue Light Books Prize for her collection “Girl With Death Mask.” Says contest judge Ross Gay “How many times I found myself looking into space, sort of shaken, sort of grasping, turning and turning inside a line or phrase, inside an image or metaphor, inside some devastating music while reading these poems, I do not know. But again and again. Put it like that. These poems beautifully, convincingly do what I hope poems might–they disrupt what I know, or what I thought I knew. And in that way they invent for me a world. A world haunted and brutal, yes. But one mended, too, by the love and tenderness and vision and magic by which these poems are made.” The winning collection will be published in 2018 by Indiana University Press, but you can get a taste of Givhan’s work now, by checking out her poem here.