Susan Lewis

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Susan Lewis lives in New York City and edits Posit ( She is the author of "This Visit" (BlazeVOX [books], 2014),"How To Be Another" (Cervena Barva Press, 2014), "State of the Union" (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2013), "The Following Message" (White Knuckle Press, 2013), "At Times Your Lines" (Argotist e-Books, 2012), "Some Assembly Required" (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), “Animal Husbandry” (Finishing Line Press, 2008) and “Commodity Fetishism" (Cervena Barva Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Cervena Barva Press Poetry Award. Her poetry and fiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in Altered Scale, Atlanta Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, BlazeVOX, The Brooklyn Rail, Cadillac Cicatrix, Chronogram, Cimarron Review, Cross Connect, Cutthroat, Descant, The Dirty Goat, Eclipse, Fact-Simile, Fast Forward, First Intensity, Fourteen Hills, Fox Cry Review, Fugue, Global City Review, G. W. Review, Gulf Coast, The Griffin, Gulf Stream, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Hubbub, The Hurricane Review, The Journal, Kitchen Sink, Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Lullwater Review, Lungfull, The Madison Review, Minnetonka Review, Monday Night, Nestmonger, The New Orleans Review, The New Press Literary Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Off the Coast, On Barcelona, Other Rooms, The OR Panthology: Ocellus Reseau (Other Rooms Press, 2013), Otoliths, Pantophobia, Pearl, Pool, Phoebe, Prairie Winds, Quantum Tao, Raritan: A Quarterly Review, Right Hand Pointing, RiverSedge, Sawbuck, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Seneca Review, Shadows of the Future, the Argotist Otherstream Anthology (Argotist, 2013), Snow Monkey, So To Speak, South Carolina Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, Sycamore Review, Terminus, Truck, The Tusculum Review, Unlikely Stories, Verse (online), Verse Daily, Wilderness House, Xavier Review, Zone 3, and an anthology called Breaking Up is Hard To Do. Her collaborations with composer Jonathan Golove have been recorded and performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie's Weill Hall, and her collaborations with artist Melissa Stern have been exhibited at Smart Clothes Gallery and the Brooklyn Artist's Gym in New York City and the Fetherston Gallery in Seattle. Formerly managing editor of MadHat Press, MadHat Lit and MadHat Annual, guest-editor at Right Hand Pointing and Altered Scale, and fiction and poetry editor at Global City Review, Susan received her BA and JD from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her website is

Publications and Prizes


How to be Another
(Cervena Barva Press,
This Visit
(BlazeVOX [books],


Animal Husbandry
(Finishing Line Press,
Commodity Fetishism
(Cervena Barva Press,
Some Assembly Required
(Dancing Girl Press, Chicago,
The Following Message
(White Knuckle Press,
State of the Union
(Spuyten Duyvil Press,
At Times Your Lines
(Argotist Ebooks,


The OR Panthology: Ocellus Reseau
(Other Rooms Press,
Shadows of the Future, the Otherstream Anthology
(Argotist Ebooks,
Devouring the Green
(Jaded Ibis Press,


The South Carolina Review
Gulf Coast
Cimarron Review
Zone 3
Off the Coast
Fox Cry Review
Lilies and Cannonballs Review
New Orleans Review
Seneca Review
Lullwater Review
Atlanta Review
The Tusculum Review
Schuylkill Valley Journal
Fast Forward
The Dirty Goat
Sycamore Review
Minnetonka Review
Monday Night
Monday Night
Wilderness House Literary Review
right hand pointing
Unlikely Stories
Altered Scale
The Brooklyn Rail
Wilderness House Literary Review
2009 Cervena Barva Press Chapbook Award

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Listing last updated: February 12, 2014.

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