Today we are thrilled to announce the news of Superstition Review’s founding editor Patricia Colleen Murphy. Patricia’s poetry collection titled Bully Love will be published April 1st, 2019 and is currently available for preorder. Bully Love is a journey of displacement and an education in human and natural relationships. The collection has previously won the 2019 Press 53 Award for poetry and is a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection.
Today we are excited to announce future contributor Jess Williard’s upcoming book. Jess’ collection of poetry, Unmanly Grief, will come out March, 2019 and is now available for preorder through the University of Arkansas Press and Barnes and Noble. Unmanly Grief has also been recently selected by Billy Collins as the finalist for the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Congratulations, Jess!
One poem by Jess is upcoming in Superstition Review’s Issue 22.
Today we couldn’t be more excited to announce that Superstition Review’s founding editor, Patricia Colleen Murphy, has won the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry for her collection Bully Love. Bully Love was selected by Press 53 Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo from a field of more than 400 entries from forty-five states and the district of Columbia and will be published on April 1, 2019, as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection. Congratulations to our wonderful founding editor!
An interview with Patricia can be read in Issue 18 of Superstition Review.
Today we are happy to announce that past contributor Adam Tavel’s poetry collection, Catafalque, has won the 2017 Richard Wilbur award! The collection was also recently published by the University of Evansville Press and contains “Our Lady of Crabapple Hill,” a poem which originally appeared in Issue 13 of Superstition Review. Catafalque is available for purchase through Amazon. You can read more about the collection here.
We are happy to announce that our friends in The De La Salle University Publishing House, a university press in Manila, Philippines, will release the poetry collection Walang Halong Biro (Dead Serious). The collection is authored by Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles with a translation from Filipino by Kristine Ong Muslim, and will be released on November 2018.
The cover art features embroidery work by Christian Tablazon and the design is by Ruzzel Valdepeña.
Today we are proud to announce news about past contributor Sue William Silverman. Sue’s new poetry collection, If the Girl Never Learns, will be out in April, 2019 from Brick Mantel Books. Congratulations, Sue!
Congratulations to past contributor Martin Ott on the release of his third poetry collection “Lessons in Camouflage” scheduled for immediate release on June 1 at C&R Press: https://www.crpress.org/shop/camouflage/. Martin Ott’s short story “The Policy” was featured in Issue 11 of Superstition Review. We are truly happy for this past contributor!
Today we are pleased to share Quarry Cross by Robin Behn. The poetry collection was released March 1, 2018 by Plume Editions in conjunction with MadHat Press.
Robin’s Fiddle Tune Poems, in both text and sound, along with an interview about them, will be featured on Plumepoetry.com May edition. The tunes are also available to read and listen to at robinbehn.com
Robin’s contribution, “The Star Above the Garter“, can be read in Superstition Review Issue 6. It is also included in Quarry Cross.
Today are pleased to announce that Ozark Crows by Carolyn Guinzio is available through publisher Spuyten Duyvil.
If you want a preview while you wait, Carolyn contributed four of her wonderful poems in Issue 18 of Superstition Review. Her contributed poems , including “The Frame,” are incorporated into the recently available Ozark Crows collection. The poetry is intertwined with stark silhouettes of crows and branches purposefully placed. It is is here, through these four poems, that you can see why Buzz Spector says, “throughout Ozark Crows, poetic language swoops, glides, dives and ascends. The crows both speak this language and scatter it in flight.”
Carolyn was also featured in our Authors Talk series for the blog. During the talk Carolyn discusses her fascination with crows and shares her process for creating poetry. The discussion includes how “the dark crows reminded her of letters” which lead to the experimentation that contributes to the aesthetic of the collection. If you have not had the chance to view the talk with Carolyn prior, we highly recommend doing so.
Today we are pleased to share news about past contributor Emilia Phillips. Empty Clip, Phillips’ third poetry collection, will be released by University of Akron Press on April 23, 2018. The collection deals with the cultures of violence in the United States and the effect they have on female body image and mental health. Empty Clip is available for preorder from University of Akron Presshere.
Four poems by Emilia Phillips can be read in Issue 6 of Superstition Review.