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 2019 Winners

    • First Place

      Song for Picnic Ants
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Second Place

      Fragile
      by Kendall Witherspoon
      The Waters

      Third Place

      Good Friday, St. Peter’s Anglican, The East Bronx
      by Christine Potter
      The Waters

  • May 2019 Winners

    • First Place

      I think of the colour purple
      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Swimming in Twilight
      by Peter Halpin
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      In another country with strangers
      by Greta Bolger
      The Waters