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.
Today we are pleased to announce the recent release of Sloane Crosley’s, Look Alive Out There. The collection of essays, which was released April 3rd, 2018, is available through multiple outlets including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Sloane will also be touring for Look Alive Out There; the list of date and locations are available on her website.
Sloane contributed an interview in Superstition Review Issue 7. Former Superstition Review Editor Britney Gulbrandsen and Sloane touch on several of Sloane’s works where epigraphs and inspiration are just a part of the conversation. The interview is a great introduction, and wonderful read, if you are unfamiliar with the author.
Hey there, campers! Have you found yourself wandering the dark recesses of your streaming video service of choice, looking for something to watch and coming up short every time? All caught up on Breaking Thrones and Boardwalks & Recreation? Perfect, then we’ve got something you’re going to want to watch; Superstition Review contributors David Shields and Caleb Powell co-wrote a book called “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel,” which has been turned in to a feature-length film, directed by none other than the proverbial Renaissance Man himself, James Franco. Here’s the trailer:
“I Think You’re Totally Wrong” is currently available in select cities across the U.S.A., but we here Superstition Review got our hands on an advance copy of the film, so we can tell you with some authority: it’s good. The film combines the simmering tension and wit of two writers at the height of their argumentative powers, with the all the introspection and sincerity that one finds in conversations with their closest friends. Shields and Powell muse on the what it means to be engaged with a life well-lived and how that relates to craft and creation, the responsibilities of an artist with respect to honesty and vulnerability, and whether or not it’s possible, or even advisable, to stay out of trouble while being an artist. Raw, funny, and tender as all-get-out, this one is a “must-watch” for anyone who has ever found themselves wondering about the importance of art as it relates to the life of an artist, and conversely, what is the importance of the life of an artist as it relates to an artist’s life.
Covered by everybody from Elle Magazine to the Boston Globe, “I Think You’re Totally Wrong” is by any metric, a burgeoning critical hit. Do yourself the immense kindness of finding a screening near you (details can be found here), and as always, drop us a line in the comments section below.