Suzanne Lummis

Judged: Jul-Sep 2014

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis’ poems have appeared in several noted literary journals and she has a poem forthcoming in The New Yorker. She’s included in the anthologies California Poetry from the Gold Rush to the Present, the Knopf “Everyman’s Poetry Library” anthologies, Poems of the American West, Poems of Murder and Mayhem, and the forthcoming Human and Inhuman Monstrous Verse. Her definitive essay on the poem noir appeared in New Mexico’s Malpais Review, for which she is California Correspondent, and in 2011 her organization The Los Angeles Poetry Festival produced a 25-event, citywide series, “Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film”. She is the editor of a sweeping new anthology of Los Angeles poets to be published by Beyond Baroque’s new imprint, The Pacific Coast Poetry Series, in fall of 2014.


  • February 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      Nebraska, Summer
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Goldback Fern
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      Negotiatin’ Wi Demons (For wee Rabbie Burns)
      by John J. Williamson
      PenShells

  • January 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      You Arrive Like Fall, Suddenly
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Waiting for the Second Coming
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Homeless
      by J.J. Williamson
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      When I Go Out and Then Come Back
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum