Lux Launch(ed) 2016

Welcome back, fans of the Lumina blog. It’s been a while since we last updated, but rest assured, we are back. We hope you enjoyed the winter holidays, the new year, and the once yearly sighting of an incredibly rare bird, the Superb Owl. For those of you unfamiliar with the Superb Owl, it’s always a treat, even when the bird itself doesn’t look that … Continue reading Lux Launch(ed) 2016

Indiegogo Update #2: The National Day of the Horse

Did you know that December 13th is the national day of the horse? Me neither, until just now. On November 14th, 2004 United States Senate Resolution 452 recognized December 13th as the National Day of the Horse. The idea was to encourage people to be aware of the contribution the horse has made to the historical, cultural, and economic character of the United States. It … Continue reading Indiegogo Update #2: The National Day of the Horse

Indiegogo Update #1

As longtime readers will know, Lumina has, for the past few years, used fundraising campaigns to expand our audience, publish excellent work, and produce the best journal that our staff knows how to make. None of this would be possible without the unbridled generosity of our readers. Their donations cover printing costs, materials, design and the overall production of something as deceptively complex as a … Continue reading Indiegogo Update #1

Vol. XIV VIDA Count

For the first time in the history of Lumina Literary Journal, our VIDA count has more male contributors than female. Fear not though! The margin was miniscule with only one more male gracing our journal. Our count, done with the VIDA guidelines, has found our latest edition to have 21 females and 22 males. This accounts for all prose writers, poets, translators, and visual artists. … Continue reading Vol. XIV VIDA Count

A Conversation with Maggie Nelson

I fell under the spell of Maggie Nelson’s Bluets (the way just about everyone does) after reading it for Matthea Harvey’s poetry workshop. I admired so much about the book: its depth of meaning, the intersection of the emotional with intellectual argument. So, I decided to email Maggie Nelson and tell her—and added that I would also love to discuss her forthcoming book in an … Continue reading A Conversation with Maggie Nelson