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Online literary mag conducts Reading Series


March 31, 2010

Superstition Review is once again conducting an installment to its Reading Series. The semester’s event in the Reading Series is set for a two-day event starting 7:30 p.m., April 20, in the Pima Auditorium, room 230, of the Memorial Union on ASU's Tempe campus. The event will feature poet Franz Wright.

Superstition Review will be conducting the event in conjunction with the Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU. The first day of the event will consist of a reading and book signing with Franz Wright. The following day's event will begin at 11 a.m. and will be a public craft Q&A at the Piper Writer’s House on the Tempe campus. Superstition Review encourages local college and high school students, as well as any interested individuals, to attend the readings.

Wright was born in Vienna in 1953. As a child, he moved with his family and father, poet James Wright, to the United States. Some of Wright’s most recent poetry collections include: "Walking to Martha’s Vineyard" which received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, "The Beforelife," "Rorschach Test," "The Night World and the Word Night," and many more. Wright has received the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, as well as grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at several universities, including Emerson College. He currently lives in Massachusetts.

Superstition Review is ASU’s online literary magazine. The magazine is committed to publishing excellent works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews and art once every fall and spring semester. Founded by ASU's Patricia Murphy in 2007, Superstition Review continues to expand its horizons. It is designed, written, maintained and edited by students. The magazine is an integral part of the writing and literature programs at ASU, allowing students to learn steps in the publication process, including critical thinking skills, formal correspondence with authors, selecting and formatting work for publication, and deadline management.

The fifth issue of Superstition Review also will be online and ready for viewing late this April.

The reading is free to the public, and all those who can attend or are interested in attending are encouraged to do so. End the day with poetry, or start the middle of your week with an interactive event with an established poet at the latest installment of the Superstition Review Reading Series.

For more information, visit http://www.asu.edu/superstitionreview or e-mail superstition.review@gmail.com.