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

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

Web 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 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.

Student Editor-in-chief

Riqué “Rich” Duhamell
Rich Duhamell

Riqué “Rich” Duhamell was the interview editor for Issue 30 and Issue 31. They are a junior at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. They are double-majoring in English with a concentration in fiction writing and Spanish with a focus on literature, along with a minor in transborder Chicane and Latine studies and a certificate in oral histories and storytelling. Their spoken word pieces have been commissioned by the nonprofit Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. After graduation, they plan on pursuing their MLIS and becoming a librarian.

Student Editors

Alyssa Samson
Alyssa Samson

Alyssa Samson is the content coordinator for Issue 31 and 32. She is a Senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English Literature and will be graduating in the fall. After graduating, she plans to pursue her passion for writing as well as a career in content management and project coordination.

Antonio Folcarelli
Antonio Folcarelli

Antonio Folcarelli is a fiction editor for Issue 32 and a blog editor for Issue 31. He is a junior at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. He's majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minoring in Philosophy. After graduation, he plans on earning an MFA in Creative Writing with the goal of teaching undergraduate creative writing.

Ashley Goodwin
Ashley Goodwin

Ashley Goodwin is the poetry editor for Issue 32. She is a Junior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Business Administration and was accepted into the upper division creative writing program at ASU. After graduation, she plans to work as a business data analyst while pursuing her passion for writing.

Bryan Lurito
Bryan Lurito

Bryan Lurito is a Non-Fiction Content Editor for issues 32 and 33. He is a Senior at Arizona State University. He is majoring in English Literature. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in editing for a publication company.

Carolyn Combs
Carolyn Combs

Carolyn Combs is the interview editor for Issue 32. She is a Junior at ASU, majoring in English Creative Writing, and minoring in Spanish Literature. She is also an ASU campus tour guide with Devil's Advocates, a Learning Assistant for LIA 101, and works part-time at ASU Gammage. After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion for writing with possible plans for continuing with higher education.

Charlise Bar-Shai
Charlise Bar-Shai

Charlise Bar-Shai is the Art Section Editor for issues 32 and 33. She is a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication, and minoring in English, Digital Audiences, and Criminology. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in writing and achieve her dream of publishing a novel.

Daniel Gernant
Daniel Gernant

Daniel Gernant is a Poetry Editor for issues 32 and 33. He is a senior at Arizona State University. He is studying Creative Writing. After graduation, Daniel plans on becoming an editor and writer of young adult novels.

Eden Smith

Eden Smith is the Blog Editor for Issue 33 and was the fiction editor for Issue 32. She is graduating in May from Barrett, the honors college at Arizona State University. She is double-majoring in Creative Writing and Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, and working on a novella for her honors thesis. She plans to pursue a career in writing and publishing after graduation.

Emma Raimondo
Emma Raimondo

Emma Raimondo is a social media manager for Issue 32. She is a Senior at Arizona State University. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. After graduation, she plans to nurture her passion and pursue a career in writing. 

Greg Richardson
Greg Richardson

Greg Richardson is a nonfiction editor for Issue 32 of Superstition Review. He is currently a Creative Writing Major at Arizona State University. After graduation, he intends to pursue a Paralegal Studies Certificate of Completion and work towards become a Legal Paraprofessional in Family Law.

Hope Kan
Hope Kan

Hope Kan is a social media manager for Issue 32. They are a Sophomore at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. They are majoring in English (Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacies) and working on a certificate in Cross-Sector Collaboration. After graduation they plan on pursuing a career in publishing, editorial work, or working with another magazine.

John O’Connor
John O’Connor

John O’Connor is an art editor for Issue 32. He is a senior at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where he is majoring in English Literature. After graduation, he plans to attend law school.

Jonathan Gillespie
Jonathan Gillespie

Jonathan Gillespie is the advertising coordinator for Issue 32. He is majoring in English Literature at Arizona State University and is a program coach for Read Better Be Better. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in education or business management. 

Nataley Walker
Nataley Walker

Nataley Walker is the advertising coordinator for Issue 32. She is a Sophomore at Arizona State University and she is majoring in English (Creative Writing). After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion for writing as well as a career in editing.

 

Phoebe Nguyen
Phoebe Nguyen

Phoebe Nguyen is an Interview Editor for issues 32 and 33. She is a senior studying at the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Psychology and English Literature. After graduation, she plans to pursue her passion for traveling and writing

Zoë Soderquist

Zoë Soderquist is the Blog Editor for issue 32. She is a senior at Arizona State University graduating with a double major in English (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies) and Communication. She works as an Editorial Aide at ASU and has overseen the production of magazines like Arizona Foothills Magazine and Green Living Magazine. She plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in instructional design or technical writing while pursuing her passion for writing.