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 LewisThe 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.

Bernd Sauermann (Associate Editor)

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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)

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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.