This Week in Words — Special Superstition Review Edition

by Treehouse Editors

“This Week in Words” is one year old today! Celebrate!

Real quick: poem this week for National Poetry Month is Emily Dickinson’s “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers.”


In the interest of literary brotherhood, I’m turning it over this week to Rikki Lux of Superstition Review to promote their latest issue and the party celebrating it. If you’re in Arizona, hit this party up, y’all.

Superstition Review, the online literary magazine at Arizona State University, is pleased to announce the launch of their 11th issue on Thursday, April 25th. A launch party to celebrate the occasion will take place at the Mesa Arts Center on Thursday, April 25th from 6 to 8pm.

The launch party will feature presentations by s[r]’s section editors discussing their favorite art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction, and poetry featured in issue 11, as well as a reading by issue 11 contributor Cynthia Hogue. Guests will have free access to the museum and to the exhibition “Creature Man Nature” by Arizona artists Monica Aissa Martinez, Carolyn Lavendar, and Mary Shindell, who are past contributors to Superstition Review.

The event will be catered by local vegan and vegetarian restaurant The Pomegranate Café, whose owner Cassie Tolman was the Poetry Editor for Issue 1 of Superstition Review. The menu includes:

RAW! Tacos Vivos
RAW! Arizona Rolls
RAW! Rainbow Wraps
Local Hummus Plate with a variety of fresh veggies and dips (baby carrots, snap peas, radishes, golden flax crackers, macadamia basil pesto, cilantro jalapeno hummus, sunflower ranch…)
Seasonal Bruschetta
Seasonal Fruit Tray with berries, melons & edible flowers
Assorted Pastry Tray
Beverages: Hibiscus Cooler & Seasonal Lemonade or Pomegranate Green Iced Tea

Since Superstition Review’s founding by ASU professor Patricia C. Murphy in 2008, s[r] has gained national attention, featuring work from over 500 contributors including: Aaron Michael Morales, Anthony Doerr, Barbara Hamby, Barbara Kingsolver, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Billy Collins, Bob Hicok, Chase Twichell, Cynthia Hogue, Dan Chaon, Daniel Orozco, Dara Wier, David Baker, David Hamilton, David St. John, Deborah Bogen, Denise Duhamel, Dick Allen, Dinty W. Moore, Eric Weiner, Erin McGraw, Ewing Campbell, Floyd Skloot, Frances Lefkewiz, H. Lee Barnes, and many more. All content is free to read and is available at

Superstition Review hopes to see a large turnout at the launch party. All members of the literary and arts community are encouraged to attend.

Read about Superstition Review on their website and visit their blogFacebook, and Twitter accounts for more upcoming news about Issue 11’s launch.