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.
Congratulations, Mesándel and Kristine!
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!
“Death Comes for the Poet” by Sue William Silverman can be read in Issue 16 of Superstition Review.
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 Press here.
Four poems by Emilia Phillips can be read in Issue 6 of Superstition Review.
We are excited to announce that past Superstition Review contributor, Rose Knapp, has a new poetry collection available. Metempoïesis was released at the end of January and can be purchased through Dostoyevsky Wannabe.
Rose was featured in Issue 19. Her three poems are accompanied with sound and can be read, and heard, here. Rose also contributed to the Superstition Review Blog via an Authors Talk. Here she discusses about her poetry, language, and translation.
We are excited to share news that Kevin McLellan’s 2018 forthcoming collection Ornithology (the Word Works) will include seven poems published with Superstition Review. Kevin has made available a list of his other published poems appearing in Ornithology (the Word Works) on his site.
Kevin’s poems were featured in two issues of Superstition Review, issue 14 and issue 17 He also participated in the SR Pod/Vod Series on February 10, 2015 and November 8, 2016 where you can follow along as he reads his poems.