Maria Holguin is in her fourth year at ASU studying English Literature and minoring in Transborder Chicano/a & Latina/o Studies. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in magazines writing documentary articles. She is excited to have a hands-on editing experience as Interview Editor with Superstition Review.
1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
I am one of the Interview Editors with Superstition Review. We are responsible for formulating a list of authors to interview, researching them, coming up with interview questions and then interviewing them.
2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?
The magazine field is something I always wanted to do but never knew what it was like. I am very excited to have a hands-on experience with Superstition Review since it is one of my interests.
3. Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?
I attend classes at ASU, read and compute for academic purposes. I enjoy hiking, walking my dog and being with my friends and family.
4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
Another position I would I like to try out would be Nonfiction Editor. I love nonfiction, especially memoirs, documentaries and historical nonfiction.
5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.
One of my favorite literary works is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. I absolutely love the metaphors in that book and the Japanese culture.
6. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Latino Reader for my Latina Literature class which is excerpts from many Chicano/a authors. I love it because it is a great way for me to look at authors of a genre I enjoy, reread favorites and take a look at Chicano history.
7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?
I enjoy knitting, especially for my nieces. Recently, I made them sundresses: one looks like a watermelon with rose for the main color and green trimming. The other dress is yellow with blue flowers stitched on the front. My last knitting project was a scarf and two beanies which I donated.
8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself well-traveled and hopefully living in cooler temperatures.