Bernd Sauermann received an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has taught at McNeese and several other colleges and is currently a professor in the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities at Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He is also associate editor at Posit Journal of Art and Literature.
His books include a chapbook titled Diesel Generator from Horse Less Press, a book of prose poems titled Seven Notes of a Dead Man’s Song from Mad Hat Press (2014), and his latest book of prose poems, titled Redshift, published by Lit Fest Press in 2015.
We explore soft minutes with interlocked fingers, while in a building half a world away another man sits waiting for death to lick his ear like a lover. Death has written him a letter wishing him well and inviting him to come visit soon. It begins, Dear John, and immediately music can be heard as if at a wedding or a funeral.