Susan Lewis

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Susan Lewis lives in New York City and edits Posit ( She is the author of nine books and chapbooks, most recently "Heisenberg's Salon" (BlazeVOX [books], 2017), "This Visit" (BlazeVOX [books], 2015), and "State of the Union" (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014). Her tenth book, "Zoom," has been awarded the Washington Prize, and will be published in 2018 by The Word Works. Susan's work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in a great number of anthologies and journals, including The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron Review, Diode, EOAGH, The Journal, The New Orleans Review, Pool, Phoebe, Raritan, Seneca Review, So To Speak, Verse (online), Verse Daily, and VOLT. 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 galleries and museums across the US. Susan received her BA and JD from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Links to reviews, interviews, and work online at

Publications and Prizes

Heisenberg's Salon
(BlazeVOX books, 2017)
, How to be Another
(Cervena Barva Press, 2014)
, How to be Another
(Cervena Barva Press, 2014)
, State of the Union
(Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2015)
, This Visit
(BlazeVOX books, 2014)
, This Visit
(BlazeVOX books, 2015)
, Zoom
(Word Works, 2018)
Devouring the Green
(Jaded Ibis Press, 2015)
, Resist Much, Obey Little
(Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2017)
, Shadows of the Future, the Otherstream Anthology
(Argotist Ebooks, 2013)
, The OR Panthology: Ocellus Reseau
(Other Rooms Press, 2013)
, They Said
(Black Lawrence Press, 2018)
Altered Scale, Atlanta Review, BlazeVOX, Chronogram, Cimarron Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Descant, Eoagh, Fact-Simile, , Fox Cry Review, Gulf Coast, Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Lullwater Review, Minnetonka Review, Monday Night, New Orleans Review, Off the Coast, Otoliths, Pool, Raritan, Right Hand Pointing, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Seneca Review, Sycamore Review, The Awl, Brooklyn Rail, , The South Carolina Review, Tusculum Review, Truck, Unlikely Stories, Wilderness House Literary Review, Word For/Word, Yew, Zone 3
Animal Husbandry
(Finishing Line Press, 2008)
, At Times Your Lines
(Argotist Ebooks, 2012)
, Commodity Fetishism
(Cervena Barva Press, 2010)
, Some Assembly Required
(Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2011)
, State of the Union
(Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014)
, State of the Union
(Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2013)
, The Following Message
(White Knuckle Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
2017 Washington Prize (The Word Works)2009 Cervena Barva Press Chapbook Award

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Last updated: Aug 08, 2018