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
of windy traffic
outside your door
which reminds you
of death or is that
the coffee?

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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