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.


  • June 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      Escape at the Speed of Transience
      by Peter Halpin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      The Palace Hotel
      by Paul A. Freeman
      The Write Idea

      Third Place

      Camping
      by Mike LaForge
      The Waters

  • May 2020 Winners

    • First Place

      Burying My Brother
      by Bob Bradshaw
      The Waters

      Second Place

      The Asian man who walks past the balcony
      by Daniel J. Flore III
      Babilu

      Third Place

      Five Hundred Yards from Home
      by Richard Moorhead
      Wild Poetry Forum