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

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

November Good News Roundup

Gary McDowell’s (Vol. IX) second book, Weeping at a Stranger’s Funeral, will be out from Dream Horse Press next month. He’ll be selling signed copies on his website, and the book will be available through Dream Horse and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Iris Law’s (Vol. IX) first chapbook, PERIODICITY, which is named after the poem that appeared in LUMINA in 2010, was published … Continue reading November Good News Roundup

A Thank You Note

Submissions for LUMINA Volume XIII closed last week, after an incredible amount of support from the writing and literary community. All of us on staff want to extend our thanks to  you, whether you sent us your work, bought a back issue, visited our blog, or encouraged your friends and colleagues to participate in the publishing process. Thank you. The Nonfiction Contest received triple the … Continue reading A Thank You Note