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.


  • October 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      The Day of a Girl
      by John Riley
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Night Thoughts of a Mottled Songbird
      by Kenny A. Chaffin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      The Art of Not Being Descartes
      by Guy Kettelhack
      Wild Poetry Forum

  • September 2017 Winners

    • First Place

      Rodent Ulcer
      by Jude Goodwin
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Wild Beasts
      by Bernard Henrie
      The Writer's Block

      Third Place

      The Two Windows of My Room
      by Sivakami Velliangiri
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Giving Thanks
      by Jim Doss
      Wild Poetry Forum