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. Her book Hemming Flames (Utah State University Press, 2016) won the May Swenson Poetry Award and the 2017 Milton Kessler Poetry Award. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review. 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, Smartish Pace, Burnside Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, Hobart, decomP, Midway Journal, Armchair/Shotgun, and Natural Bridge. 

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.

Heather Green
Heather Green

Art Advisor Heather Green's projects and installations examine historical and ecological narratives of the Northern Gulf of California and Sonoran Desert. The collaborative nature of her work has allowed her to ally with a diverse range of individuals including scientists, poets and fishermen. Green is a recipient of the 2011 Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant, and the OCAC Emerging Artist Residency in Book Arts. Her work has been shown in México, Uruguay, and in museums and galleries both regionally and across the United States. A native of Tucson, Heather is currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University.

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.

Mark Haunschild
Mark Haunschild

Poetry Advisor Mark Haunschild teaches contemporary literature, creative writing, and composition at Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus, where he also coordinates the F2F Writers’ Studio. His recent poetry appears in Waxwing, Watershed Review, and The Drunken Boat.

Rebecca Byrkit
Rebecca Byrkit

Nonfiction Advisor Rebecca (Becky) Byrkit received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona in 1992. Her poems, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in Best American Poetry, Best of Exquisite Corpse, Crazyhorse, Ploughshares, Rolling Stone, Arizona Highways, the Sonora Review, and Black Warrior Review. She is a founding faculty member of the ASU Masters of Liberal Studies program, and teaches creative writing workshops with the ASU English department.

 

Sara Sams
Sara Sams

Interview Advisor Sara Sams is a poet, translator, and editor from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She has taught English in Granada, Spain, and creative writing at the National University of Singapore; she currently teaches composition for multilingual writers here at ASU. Her poems and translations have been featured in  BlackbirdHinchas de Poesía …and love…  from Jacar Press, and The Drunken Boat. She is the Translations Editor for Waxwing Magazine, and has previously served as a contributing editor for both Hayden’s Ferry Review  and Parnassus: Poetry in Review

Student Editor-in-chief

Nichol Brown
Nichol Brown

Nichol Brown is the student editor-in-chief of Issue 20 and a blogger for Issue 19. She is an undergraduate student at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, where she is majoring in English Literature with a minor in German. When she graduates, she will continue her studies at ASU as a graduate student in the English Literature program. Ultimately, she plans to pursue a career in book editing and publishing.

Student Editors

Addison Rizer
Addison Rizer

Addison Rizer is the interview editor for both Issue 20 and Issue 21. She is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in English. She plans to pursue a career in editing.

Alejandra Alvarez
Alejandra Alvarez

Alejandra Alvarez is the advertising coordinator for both Issue 20 and Issue 21. She is a senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a certification in Marketing. After graduation, she plans to get a job in advertising, travel around the world, and continue to nurture her passion for writing. You can find her drinking coffee at local coffee shops.

Amy Licht

Amy Licht is a social media editor for Issue 20. She will be graduating from Arizona State University this December with a Bachelor's Degree in English. In her free time, she can usually be found reading a good book or watching a beloved film with a mug of tea in hand. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in editing or copywriting. 

Claudia Estrada-Lara
Claudia Estrada-Lara

Claudia Estrada-Lara is a social media editor for Issue 20. She is a junior at ASU majoring in English. She plans to pursue a career in editing and publishing after graduating but is open to other fields. 

Jaime Faulkner
Jaime Faulkner

Jaime Faulkner is the nonfiction editor for Issue 20. She is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in Communication. She is a volunteer editor with Four Chambers Press. Upon graduation, she hopes to work in publishing as an editor and author. 

John Chakravarty
John Chakravarty

John Chakravarty is a blogger for Issue 19 and the fiction editor for Issue 20. He is an undergraduate student at ASU, majoring in English and Creative Writing. He also interns at Four Chambers Press reading submissions. When he graduates he hopes to write, edit, and publish for the comic book industry. 

Katherine Polmanteer
Katherine Polmanteer

Katherine Polmanteer is a social media editor for Issue 20. She is an undergraduate student at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing. After she completes her Bachelor’s degree, Katherine hopes to pursue her Master’s degree in literature.

Megan Bromley
Megan Bromley

Megan Bromley is the poetry editor for both Issue 20 and Issue 21. She is a junior studying Creative Writing and Astrobiology, and is also active in the marching band as a piccolo player. She enjoys all things chaotic and/or musical.

Mitch Drazenovic
Mitch Drazenovic

Mitch Drazenovic is the content coordinator for Issue 20. He is a senior at ASU studying English Literature. Mitch earned an Associate's of Arts degree in Culinary Arts from Scottsdale Community College in 2012, and is currently pursuing a career in publishing, writing, and/or editing.

Nicholas Femiano
Nicholas Femiano

Nicholas Femiano is the interview editor for both Issue 19 and Issue 20. He is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Literature. After graduation, he hopes to pursue his passion for writing both poetry and fiction. He can usually be found at the local coffee shop reading Dylan Thomas, or at home perusing his obsessively large Shakespeare collection.

Samantha Barraza
Samantha Barraza

Samantha Barraza is a blogger for Issue 20, Issue 21, and Issue 22. She is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Spanish. Upon graduation, she hopes to chase her love for writing by either entering an MFA program or pursuing a career in book editing and publishing.

Sarah Melosh
Sarah Melosh

Sarah Melosh is the events coordinator for Issue 20. She is a senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Biological Sciences and English. Her goal is to become an optometrist and eventually own a practice herself.

Sean O'Day
Sean O'Day

Sean O'Day is the art editor for both Issue 20 and Issue 21. He is a Senior at Arizona State University studying the fine art of Printmaking, working under the artist name Zanereti. His exploration of anatomy and form is tastefully disguised in fine line work and soft color palettes. his concentration on detail and hand accentuates the delicacies of human nature. He is heavily influenced by the aesthetic of the West Coast and the South west, primarily through advertising, fashion, photography, design, branding and culture of the 70's, 80's, and 90's. He is excited to pursue art full time upon graduating. 

Stephanie Siri
Stephanie Siri

Stephanie Siri is the social media editor for both Issue 19 and Issue 20. She is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. She also works as a writing tutor at the ASU Writing center. Next year she will be attending the ASU 4+1 Graduate program for literature. Upon graduating she hopes to pursue a career as a writer as well as a career in publishing and activism for Women's Rights.

Thomas Buchanan
Thomas Buchanan

Thomas Buchanan is a blogger for Issue 20. He is a senior at Arizona State University studying Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies. Upon graduating in December he plans to read and travel as much as possible before pursuing graduate studies in Rhetoric and Composition.

Tonissa Saul
Tonissa Saul

Tonissa Saul is the interview editor for both Issue 19 and Issue 20. She is a junior at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing. She is also a photographer for The State Press. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in editing and publishing.

Tucker Furlong
Tucker Furlong

Tucker Furlong is a blogger for Issue 20. He is a senior at Arizona State University majoring in English Linguistics. He is hoping to move to Germany once he graduates and create a new life for himself.