The Story Behind Our Name

Superstition Mountain

Have you ever wondered why we’re called Superstition Review? Well, let me tell you the story!

For those of you who don’t know, SR is housed at Arizona State University (students play a big role in the curation of each issue). ASU has four campuses in the metro Phoenix area and SR is housed on the Polytechnic campus in Mesa. From the Polytechnic (or Poly, as we call it) campus, there is a wonderful view of the Superstition Mountains. Not only are these mountains stunning in and of themselves – and therefore worthy as a namesake – our founding editor, Patricia Colleen Murphy, also has a personal connection to these mountains. Since the mountains are beautifully showcased on the Poly campus and they hold a special place in Trish’s heart, the name Superstition Review was a natural choice.

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  • October 18, 2021 at 12:34 pm
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    Well, that’s a mystery solved! Thanks for this. It’s such a good on line publication, and a story of mine, Issue #15, was called “beautiful and troubling” by recent Booker judge Emily Wilson, who tweeted to her 38,000 followers that my short story in s[r] “On Any Windy Day” and the Broadway hit Hamilton were texts she recommended as companion texts to her translation of The Odyssey. That short story will appear in This Female City, a collection of inter-related stories, coming out in the fall of 2022 from Inanna Publications.

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