Poetry. The prose poems in HOW TO BE ANOTHER approach the exploration of empathy and its lack via a range of aesthetic and structural stances, from flash fiction and parable to more abstract and fragmented vocal, cultural and lexical assemblages, probing the intersection of recognition and surprise, and worrying at the absurd but ineluctable rub of opposites.
Susan Lewis is the author of eight other books and chapbooks, including THIS VISIT (Blazevox, 2015), HOW TO BE ANOTHER (Cervena Barva Press, 2014), and State of the Union (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014). She is also the editor and publisher of Posit, an online journal of literature and art. Her poetry and prose has been widely anthologized and published in scores of literary journals, both in print and online, including The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron, Gargoyle, The Journal, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, Raritan, Seneca Review, So to Speak, Verse, and Verse Daily. Her work has been set to music and performed at such places as Carnegie's Weill Hall and the Kennedy Center, and several pieces from HEISENBERG'S SALON (BlazeVOX [books], 2017) were performed in Denver's Stories on Stage series. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA