About

Posit publishes a stimulating, dynamic selection of the finest new poetry, prose and visual art — accomplished, sophisticated work that may be eclectic in style but is always innovative, challenging, and aesthetically broadening. We believe in de-Balkanizing the literary and visual arts scenes by providing an aesthetically beautiful showcase for carefully curated, highly innovative work that is not circumscribed by affiliation with any specific aesthetic or artistic movement. We are committed to publishing work by writers and artists of all nationalities, ages, races, gender identifications, sexual orientations, and career stages. We also believe in supporting our contributors, nominating their work for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, etc., and publicizing their triumphs via social media.

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)

Susan LewisSusan Lewis is the author of nine books and chapbooks, most recently 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 has worked as an editor and guest editor at several publications. Her work has appeared in The Awl, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Inter/rupture, Prelude, Connotation Press, Dusie Tuesday Poem, Luna Luna, Otoliths,  Propeller, SpringGun, Verse (online), Verse Daily, Word For/Word, Yew, and many other anthologies and journals. Links to reviews, interviews, video readings and upcoming events can be found at susanlewis.net.

Melissa Stern (Arts Editor)

Melissa SternMelissa 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)

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Bernd Sauermann is a professor of writing, literature, and film at Hopkinsville Community College in Kentucky. He was born in Hof, Germany, in 1961 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1969. He attended Northern Arizona University and received a B.S. in anthropology in 1983, and graduated in 1993 from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana with an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

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 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

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)

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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).

In addition to his work with Posit, he works with Delete Press, and is the editor/web designer for Opon.