Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis’ most recent book, Open 24 Hours, received the 2013 Blue Lynx Poetry Prize.  She’s a longtime teacher for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, co-founder of The Los Angeles Poetry Festival, which produced the citywide series Night and the City: L.A. Noiin Poetry, Fiction and Film, and the 2015 recipient of Beyond Baroque’s George Drury Smith Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award.  Her poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The New Ohio Review, Ploughshares and The New Yorker.  She edited the new anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Pacific Coast Poetry Series/Beyond Baroque Books).  And she’s a member of the serio-comic performance trio Nearly Fatal Women.

  • Ars Poetica Über Prompt (Not the Taxi Service)

    Take the worst poem you’ve ever written but that you haven’t
  • Flour, Eggs, Milk, Baking Powder, Salt and God

    O Best Beloved, tell me, if you know, why—