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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

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

Madeline Lewis
Madeline Lewis

Madeline Lewis is the Student Editor-in-Chief for Issue 28 and Content Coordinator for Issue 27. She is a senior at Arizona State University studying English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies). She is also completing a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). After graduation, she plans to teach and travel.

Student Editors

Amy Caylor
Amy Caylor

Amy Caylor is the content coordinator for issue 28. She is a Senior at Arizona State University, double majoring in English (Literature) and History. After graduation, she plans to work as a writer in the genres of fantasy and fairytales, or in business writing.

Angelique Green
Angelique Green

Angelique Green is one of the Social Media Managers for Issue 28. She is a Senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in Sustainability. After graduation, she plans to find a career in editing and publishing as well as pursue her passion for making art and films.

Anna Narin
Anna Narin

Anna Narin is the interview editor for Issue 28. She is a junior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in French. On campus, she is a part of SEAASA, the Southeast Asian American Student Association. After graduation, she plans to explore a career in editing and publishing as well as work towards publishing her own works.

Bree Hoffman
Bree Hoffman

Bree Hoffman is the poetry editor for Issue 28. She is a Senior at Arizona State University, majoring in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry. After graduation, she plans to pursue her interests in publishing with the hopes of one day publishing a book of her own.

Charlie Saifi
Charlie Saifi

Charlie Saifi is the Superstition Review Social Media Manager for Issue 28, as well as Issue 27. They are a current Junior at Arizona State University studying both Psychology and English Literature. Charlie also works as a Writing Mentor. After graduation, Charlie hopes to pursue graduate school, as well as look into careers in writing, counseling, or becoming a university professor.

Hannah Coleman
Hannah Coleman

Hannah Coleman is the Superstition Review's Fiction Editor for Issue 28. She is a Junior at Arizona State University and is pursuing a major in English with a focus on Literature. After graduation, Hannah plans to pursue her passion for writing as well as a career in editing and publishing.

Kate Rieger
Kate Rieger

Kate Rieger is the Advertising Coordinator of Superstition Review's Issue 28. She is a third-year student enrolled in Barrett, The Honors College and is double-majoring in Communication and Film Studies. Kate is one of Barrett Talent Match's Vice Directors and President of the service organization, Campus Lions. In addition to her campus involvement, Kate works as a Writing Mentor at ASU's Writers' Studio and a Barrett Scholar, where she helps coordinate a scholarship program. Kate plans to attend law school post-graduation. 

Khanh Nguyen
Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen is the Art Editor for Issue 28. She is a Senior at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She majors in English Literature and minors in Philosophy. Khanh is also a Writing Mentor for the Writer’s Studio and a Barrett Fellow for the Arizona Constitution Project. She plans on attending law school after graduation. 

Paress Chappell
Paress Chappell

Paress Chappell is the Nonfiction Editor for Issue 28. She is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University majoring in Creative Writing. After graduation, Paress will pursue a career in editing and publishing.

Sara Walker
Sara Walker

Sara Walker is the Blog Editor for Issue 28. She's a junior in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University double-majoring in German and English (concentration in Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies). After graduating, Sara plans to work in corporate communications as a copywriter.