Congratulations are in order for longtime Writers’ Program instructor and LA poetry icon Suzanne Lummis, who has been awarded Beyond Baroque’s George Drury Smith Award which “honors influential and accomplished poets who are strongly associated with Los Angeles whose reputations extend well beyond this region and have brought new attention to the poetry of Los Angeles.” The award, named for Beyond Baroque’s founder, has previously been awarded to David St. John, Wanda Coleman, former L.A. poet laureate Eloise Klein Healy, and William Mohr.

Suzanne will be honored at an awards dinner on Sunday, April 12th at the Church in Ocean Park. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page at or email

Study with award-winning poet Suzanne Lummis and earn UC-transferrable credit in Creative Writing: Poetry beginning April 1st in Downtown LA. Click here for more information and to enroll.

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