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.


  • November 2021 Winners

    • First Place

      Cycling Across t’Bridge
      by Ieaun ap Hywel
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Now Hear the Word of the Lord
      by Jim Zola
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Opening the Letter
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Help Wanted
      by Mary MacGowan
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Ode to a Hummingbird
      by RC James
      Babilu

      Honorable Mention

      Sizing Up
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

  • October 2021 Winners

    • First Place (Tie)

      Anna and the Scourge
      by RC James
      Babilu

      First Place (Tie)

      Mother Banana
      by Christina Vanthul
      Babilu

      Second Place

      Neighbors
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum