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 books on Goodreads

Faculty Advisors

Asao B. Inoue
Asao B. Inoue

Asao B. Inoue is Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. His award-winning research and scholarship deals with writing assessment and racism studies, more specifically antiracist writing assessment ecologies. He was the 2019 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). He has won the Council of Writing Program Administrator’s 2014 Outstanding Scholarship Award, their 2015 Outstanding Book Award, and the NCTE/CCCC Outstanding Book Award in 2014 and 2016.

Becky Byrkit
Becky 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.

Claire  Lauer
Claire Lauer

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 Polytechnic. She is a certified Webmaster and has taught workshops in Web design and writing for the Web.

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 Fish Ewan
Rebecca Fish Ewan

Poet/cartoonist, Rebecca Fish Ewan's passion is mingling text with visual art, primarily in ink and watercolor, to tell stories of place and memory. Her hybrid-form work has appeared in After the Art, Brevity, Crab Fat, Survivor Zine, Hip Mama, Mutha, TNB, Punctuate, Under the Gum Tree, and is anthologized in Places Like Home. Rebecca has an MFA in creative writing from ASU, where she’s been a landscape design professor for 25+ years. Rebecca grew up in Berkeley, California, and lives with her family in Arizona. Books/chapbook: A Land Between, By the Forces of Gravity, Water Marks, and her new book, Doodling for Writers, which releases October 2020.

Sarah Viren
Sarah Viren

Sarah Viren is a writer and translator from Florida by way of Missouri and Texas. Her first book, Mine, won the River Teeth Book Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award, and was a finalist or long-listed for several other prizes. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Texas Monthly, the Oxford American, and elsewhere, and has been supported by an NEA grant and a Kerouac House Residency. A graduate of the University of Iowa's MFA program in nonfiction, she's an assistant professor at Arizona State University.

Student Editor-in-chief

Kelsey Kerley
Kelsey Kerley

Kelsey Kerley is the Student Editor-in-Chief for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is majoring in Creative Writing and Secondary Education (History) and minoring in Art History. She is a freelance academic editor and photographer and enjoys music and art in her free time. After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion for education as a high school teacher while also developing her writing career. She hopes to eventually publish a poetry collection and some long-form fiction of her own.

Student Editors

Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell is the Art Editor for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is a sophomore at Arizona State University studying Creative Writing, Journalism, and Mass Communication. After graduation, she plans to work in publishing and editing.

Erin Peters
Erin Peters

Erin Peters is the Poetry Editor for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is a senior at Arizona State University studying English (Creative Writing) with a concentration in both Poetry and Fiction. She is also a staff writer for The Spellbinding Shelf Book Blog. After graduation, she will continue her education at ASU in the English MA program and pursue a career in editing and publishing.

Gabby Hernandez
Gabby Hernandez

Gabby Hernandez is enrolled as a Junior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English with a certificate in Creative Writing as well as minoring in Project Management. Gabby is the Advertising Coordinator for this fall's Issue 26 of Superstition Review. As for her plans for the future, she is pursuing her dreams of becoming a published author, an amateur screenwriter, and any other role the adventure known as life throws at her.

Gabrielle Christensen
Gabrielle Christensen

Gabrielle Christensen is the Blog Editor of Superstition Review and is a junior at Arizona State University. She is currently dual majoring in English Literature and Family and Human Development. She plans on pursuing a masters in Counseling and eventually wants to become an LPC specializing in helping LGBTQ+ youth and adolescents.

Grace Tobin
Grace Tobin

Grace Tobin is currently an undergraduate at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing with a Fiction concentration and minoring in French. She is the Fiction Editor for Superstition Review’s Issue 26. She spent this past summer as a content writing intern at the digital marketing company, Prioritize Success. She is also a member of the sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and currently serves as their Service Director. Her favorite book of all time is Jane Eyre and she hopes to be an author one day.

Kendall Dawson
Kendall Dawson

Kendall Dawson is the Interview Editor for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is a current Narrative Studies graduate student at Arizona State University. She holds a Bachelor’s in Communication and English Literature and plans to pursue a career in publishing and editing.

Payton Kline
Payton Kline

Payton Kline is the Content Coordinator for Issue 25 and 26 of Superstition Review. She is a senior year at Arizona State University completing her Bachelor's in English with a Minor in Art History. Payton is a co-founding editor of The Spellbinding Shelf Book Blog, as well as a freelance branding copywriter. She has been published by Blessed Is She, Ever Eden Literary Magazine, and Sweet Blue Bird Design Company. She looks forward to continuing her career as a branding copywriter for creative business owners.

Roxanne Bingham
Roxanne Bingham

Roxanne Bingham is the Fiction Editor for Issue 27 of Superstition Review. She was also the Social Media Manager for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is currently in her last semester at ASU and is studying English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She is also in Barrett, The Honors College and is completing her undergraduate thesis this year. She is the Communications Coordinator for a book blog called The Spellbinding Shelf and was a Staff Writer for the year prior. She plans to go on to get an MFA in Fiction after she graduates with hopes of becoming an author.

Sharon Enck
Sharon Enck

Sharon Enck is the Nonfiction Editor for Issue 26 of Superstition Review. She is a senior studying English and Creative Writing. Sharon is a published writer, a part of Arizona State University's Career and Professional Services Department, and is a staff writer for ASU's book blog, The Spellbinding Shelf. She plans to publish more of her work, and spread her love of literature and writing as an instructor.