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Superstition [Review]: Issue 11 Launch Party to be held April 25th at Mesa Arts Center

by: Rikki Lux

Superstition Review, the online literary magazine at Arizona State University, is pleased to announce the launch of their 11th issue on Thursday, April 25th. A launch party to celebrate the occasion will take place at the Mesa Arts Center on Thursday, April 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The launch party will feature presentations by s[r]’s section editors discussing their favorite art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction, and poetry featured in issue 11, as well as a reading by issue 11 contributor Cynthia Hogue. Guests will have free access to the museum and to the exhibition “CreatureManNature” by Arizona artists Monica Aissa Martinez, Carolyn Lavendar, and Mary Shindell, who are past contributors to Superstition Review.

The event will be catered by local vegan and vegetarian restaurant The Pomegranate Café, whose owner Cassie Tolman was the Poetry Editor for Issue 1 of Superstition Review.  The menu includes:
  • RAW! Tacos Vivos
  • RAW! Arizona Rolls
  • RAW! Rainbow Wraps 
  • Local Hummus Plate with a variety of fresh veggies and dips (baby carrots, snap peas, radishes, golden flax crackers, macadamia basil pesto, cilantro jalapeno hummus, sunflower ranch...)
  • Seasonal Bruschetta 
  • Seasonal Fruit Tray with berries, melons & edible flowers
  • Assorted Pastry Tray
  • Beverages: Hibiscus Cooler & Seasonal Lemonade or Pomegranate Green Iced Tea

Since Superstition Review’s founding by ASU senior lecturer Patricia C. Murphy in 2008, s[r] has gained national attention, featuring work from over 500 contributors including: Aaron Michael Morales, Anthony Doerr, Barbara Hamby, Barbara Kingsolver, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Billy Collins, Bob Hicok, Chase Twichell, Cynthia Hogue, Dan Chaon, Daniel Orozco, Dara Wier, David Baker, David Hamilton, David St. John, Deborah Bogen, Denise Duhamel, Dick Allen, Dinty W. Moore, Eric Weiner, Erin McGraw, Ewing Campbell, Floyd Skloot, Frances Lefkewiz, H. Lee Barnes, and many more. All content is free to read and is available at superstitionreview.com.

Superstition Review hopes to see a large turnout at the launch party. All members of the literary and arts community are encouraged to attend. 

Read more about Superstition Review on their website and visit their blogFacebook, and Twitter accounts for more upcoming news about Issue 11’s launch.
Sam Martone