Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis, L.A. Poet
Suzanne Lummis:  Poet, Teacher, Writer, Editor, Impresario

because you’ve stayed up
                                                                            all night on nothing
                                                                            but blues and black
                                                                            coffee and the sound
                                                                            windy traffic
                                                                            outside your door
                                                                            which reminds you
                                                                            of death or is that
                                                                            the coffee?

Meet me at the Skirball for Wide Awake 2

Flyer for poetry at the Skirball, May 7 2017
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Wide Awake Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond Edited by Suzanne Lummis

Best of 2015: Book Critic David L. Ulin’s top 10 books of 2015
“Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond” edited by Suzanne Lummis (Beyond Baroque Books/Pacific Coast Poetry Series: 326 pp., $18): Lummis has been on the Los Angeles poetry scene since before there was a Los Angeles poetry scene, and in this magnificent anthology, she gathers the work of more than 100 poets (Wanda Coleman, Luis J. Rodriguez, Eloise Klein Healy, Douglas Kearney) to reveal the depths and power of the city’s poetic sensibility.

Open 24 Hours, Poems by Suzanne Lummis, winner of the 2013 Blue Lynx Prize
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