Staff

Founding Editor

Patricia Colleen Murphy
Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy founded Superstition Review at Arizona State University, where she teaches creative writing and magazine production. She won the 2019 Press 53 Award for her poetry collection Bully Love and the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award for her poetry collection Hemming Flames. Her writing has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and American Poetry Review, and most recently in Black Warrior Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, and Natural Bridge. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review. She has received awards from the Associated Writing Programs and the Academy of American Poets, The Madison Review, Glimmer Train Press, The GSU Review, and The Southern California Review. She reviews literary magazines at Lit Mag Lunch and reviews books on Goodreads

Faculty Advisors

Claire  Lauer
Claire Lauer

Web Design Advisor Claire Lauer teaches courses in visual communication, multimedia composing, and technical communication as an assistant professor in the Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication program at Arizona State University. She is a certified Webmaster and has taught workshops in Web design and writing for the Web.

Douglas S.  Jones
Douglas S. Jones

Douglas S. Jones earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, where he was the 2005-06 Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellow. He has worked as part of Poesa del Sol at Mayo Clinic, and in 2007 served as Poet-in-Residence at St. Chads College at the University of Durham, England. He currently teaches creative writing, composition, and literature courses at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus. His poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Cake Train, Blackbird, and others.

Elizabyth  Hiscox
Elizabyth Hiscox

Elizabyth Hiscox holds an MFA in creative writing from ASU and is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the online journal 42 Opus, as well as an advisor for Superstition Review. She was 2007 Poet-in-Residence at St. Chad's College of Durham University, England; and prior to a return to the Piper Center for Creative Writing in July of 2008, she instructed composition, literature, and creative writing at ASU's Polytechnic Campus. Her work has most recently appeared in Gulf Coast, Foundation, and The Journal of Modern Literature, and is currently featured as part of the Seventh Avenue Streetscape in central Phoenix. Her chapbook Inventory from a One-Hour Room is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Kristin Lacroix
Kristin Lacroix

Fiction Advisor Kristin LaCroix teaches creative writing at Arizona State University. She is the recipient of the 2001 Katherine C. Turner Award in Poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Her community outreach projects include working with Alzheimers patients through poetry, and teaching in the Tempe Community Writers Project. She worked as an Education Specialist on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation where she taught creative writing workshops and led the community children in producing a literary journal of their poems, stories, and artwork.

Student Editors

Adrian Boyer
Adrian Boyer

Adrian Boyer is the web design editor for Issue 1.

Brooke Stevenson
Brooke Stevenson

Brooke Stevenson is the poetry editor for Issue 1. She is pursuing a Bachelor of English degree with a concentration in creative writing and focus in poetry. Her writing interests span a spectrum from technical editing to haikus. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in publishing as an editor. In preparing for her next semester, you'll find her nestled on one of the couches in the Piper Writer's House with a copy of writings by Pliny the Elder or the collected works of Oscar Wilde.  

Cassie Tolman
Cassie Tolman

Cassie Tolman is the poetry editor for Issue 1.

Donovan Palmer
Donovan Palmer
Erin Marie Paquette
Erin Marie Paquette

Erin Marie Paquette is the interview editor for Issue 1.

Hanna Roen
Hanna Roen

Hanna Roen is the web design editor for Issue 2.

Katie Burkhardt
Katie Burkhardt
Kelly Vo
Kelly Vo

Kelly Vo is the fiction editor for Issue 1.

Michael Del Toro
Michael Del Toro
Sarah Snyder
Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder is the reading series coordinator for both Issue 1 and Issue 2. She is a senior in the Literature, Writing, and Film program at the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University. She has been interning for Superstition Review since January of 2008, and found her calling within the magazine to be organizing the Readings that are held three times per semester. In her free time she volunteers for various animal shelters, tutors in the writing center, ballroom dances competitively, and is pursuing both the German and Spanish languages.

Sheila Johnson
Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson is the fiction editor for Issue 1.