Amber Mosure is serving on the Poetry and Art Team as one of our two Poetry Editors. She is a senior this semester, and is a student of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, majoring in English Literature.
Superstition Review: What do you do for SR?
Amber Mosure: I send out solicitations for poetry contributors to SR. I read submissions and make a decision on who will be published in the poetry section of the magazine. I send out acceptance and rejection emails. I write interview questions to ask potential interviewees.
SR: How did you hear about or get involved with Superstition Review?
AM: I am a returning staff member. Last semester was my first issue with SR. It was the 3rd issue. I did funding and development last semester. I heard about the opportunity to come back on board as poetry editor. I thought that would be fun and exciting, so I accepted.
SR: What is your favorite section of SR?
AM: I like poetry. It’s mainly what I write so I’m partial to it.
SR: Who is your dream contributor to the journal?
AM: It’s a tie between Lydia Lunch and musician/writer/songwriter, Nick Cave, but I’d have to say Lydia. She is a musician, actress, writer, photographer, performance artist. She is internationally known. She’s released numerous musical, as well as, spoken word albums. I love the art of spoken word and she is very candid, captivating, and intense with it. She’s well-known in the underground. She got her career start as lead singer for the late 1970s nu-wave band Teenage Jesus and The Jerks.
SR: What job, other than your own, would you like to try out in the journal?
AM: Art Editor.
SR: What are you most excited for in the upcoming issue?
AM: Picking contributors.
SR: What artist have you really connected with, either in subject matter, work, or motto?
AM: Kathy Acker. Her writing is very post-modern in style, almost poetically schizophrenic but eerily makes sense when directly applied to one’s own personal experiences with people and the world. I have connected with her works in the last couple years. Of her works, I’ve read: Don Quixote, Empire of the Senseless, In Memoriam to Identity, Great Expectations, and Pussy King of the Pirates.
SR: What are some of your favorite websites to waste time on or distract you from homework?
AM: Facebook, band websites.
SR: What would be your dream class to take at ASU? What would the title be and what would it cover?
AM: John Waters: A Study in the Art of Bad Taste. It would cover his life, his art, his movies, his writings. It would include other notables in the art of bad taste.
SR: Do you write? Tell us about a project you’re working on.
AM: I am in the process of pitching a synopsis for a co-authored screenplay entitled “Celebrity Matters.” It’s pretty raunchy, but looking at the films being released by major production companies gives me great hope.
Get to know more staff next week!