Posit has been reviewed in NewPages and The Review Review, as well as featured on Trish Hopkinson’s blog, along with an interview with editor and publisher Susan Lewis. Susan has also been interviewed about Posit in The Review Review.
Susan Lewis (Editor and Publisher)
The founding editor of Posit, Susan Lewis is the author of Zoom, winner of the 2017 Washington Prize (The Word Works, 2018) and nine other books and chapbooks, including Heisenberg’s Salon (BlazeVOX [books], 2017), This Visit (BlazeVOX [books], 2015), How to Be Another (Cervena Barva Press, 2014), and State of the Union (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014).
Susan received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, taught creative writing at SUNY, Purchase, and worked as an editor and guest editor at several publications before founding Posit in 2013. Her work has appeared in Conjunctions, Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Interim, and many other journals and anthologies. Her books have been reviewed in Colorado Review, Hyperallergic, Best American Poetry, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Links to reviews, interviews, video readings and upcoming events can be found at susanlewis.net.
Melissa Stern (Arts Editor)
Melissa Stern is a studio artist, book designer, arts journalist, and critic living in New York City and Shokan, NY. She works with paper, clay, mixed materials, and new media technology, and frequently collaborates with writers on projects which marry the literary and visual arts. Her work is exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada. She covers the New York art scene for CityArts and the New York Press.
Melissa blogs at Speaking In Tongues.
Bernd Sauermann (Associate Editor)
Bernd Sauermann served as professor of writing, literature, and film at Hopkinsville Community College in Kentucky for 20 years and is now Visiting Professor of Writing at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. He was born in Hof, Germany, in 1961 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1969. He holds a B.S. in anthropology from Northern Arizona University, and an M.A. in English and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
He’s had poems, stories, photos, and videos published in The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets, McSweeney’s, Southern Indiana Review, Anti-, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, Conduit, Poet Lore, The Kansas Quarterly Review of Literature, Unlikely Stories, Open 24 Hours, and many other journals.
His chapbook, Diesel Generator, was published by Horse Less Press in 2013, and his chapbook Diagrams & Nomenclature was published by White Knuckle Press in 2015. His full-length books of prose poems include Seven Notes of a Dead Man’s Song, published in 2014 by Mad Hat Press, and Redshift, which was published by Lit Fest Press in 2015.
Carol Ciavonne (Associate Editor)
Carol Ciavonne’s poems have appeared in Posit, Concis, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing and How2, among other journals. Her essays and reviews can be found in Colorado Review, Rain Taxi, Poetry Flash, Entropy, Xantippe, and Pleiades. She is the author of Birdhouse Dialogues (LaFi 2013) (with artist Susana Amundaraín) and a collection, Azimuth (Jaded Ibis Press 2014). Ciavonne has also collaborated with Amundaraín on several theater pieces, and has worked with the innovative The Imaginists theater group. She lives in Santa Rosa, California.
Brad Vogler (Design & Coding Consultant)
Brad Vogler is the author of i know that this ritual (Lute & Cleat, 2015), and the chapbooks, Amid the Waves Which (Beard of Bees, 2015), and Fascicle 30 (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2013).