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Suzanne Lummis

Author's Bio

Individual poems have appeared in The New Ohio Review, Hotel Amerika, The Hudson Review, The Antioch Review, Ploughshares, Plume and The New Yorker. My ms. "Open 24 Hours" won The Blue Lynx Poetry Prize and was published by Lynx House Press in 2014. I have an interest in Noir -- film noir and the poem noir -- and my essay "(Never)Out of the Past: Noir and the Poetry of Lynda Hull" appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books. My defining essay, "The Poem Noir--Too Dark to Be Depressed," was published by New Mexico's Malpais Review. I am co-publisher of a new imprint, The Pacific Coast Poetry Series/ Beyond Baroque Books, and editor of its first publication, "Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond," named of the 10 best books of the year in The Los Angeles Times' year-end issue. I have taught for many years through the UCLA Extension Writers' program, poetry workshops beginning through advanced, as well as special focus courses on the persona poem and the poem noir.

Publications and Prizes

In Danger (Roundhouse Press, 1999)
California Poetry from the Goldrush to the Present (Heyday Books, 2004), Poems of the American West (Knopf, 2002)
Agenda, Antioch Review, Hudson Review, Los Angeles Review, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Pool, Solo
Drama-Logue Awards for Playwriting in 1987 and 1989. Blue Lynx Poetry Prize for my ms. "Open 24 Hours" 2013 Beyond Baroque's George Drury Smith Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award, 2015

Suzanne Lummis Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
Favorite Books:
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates The Severed Head by Iris Murdoch Play it As it Lays by Joan Didion Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler Heart of the Matter by Graham Green The Dig and Hotel Fiesta (poetry) by Lynn Emanuel Collector of Cold Weather (poetry) by Lawrence Raab Anecdote for Night (poetry) by Marsha de la O Coronado: Stories by Dennis Lehane The Comanche Empire (non-fiction) by Pekka Hamalainen Poetry Los Angeles (critical study)by Lawrence Goldstein The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (non-fiction)by T.E. Lawrence
Favorite Authors:
Graham Green Raymond Chandler Nathaniel West Dorothy Hughes Iris Murdoch Richard Rodriguez

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San Francisco, CA
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Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA

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