Lynn Luria-Sukenick, 57, poet, writer and associate professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State. A native of New York City, she was educated at the City University of New York and taught at Cornell University, the University of Arizona, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. She joined the San Diego State faculty in 1989, concentrating on teaching fiction writing. Ms. Luria-Sukenick wrote fiction for quarterlies and anthologies and essays for such publications as the Village Voice. She also published five books of poetry: "Houdini," "Problems and Characteristics," "Water Astonishing," "Houdini, Houdini" and "The Hue Everyone Living Knows." She won three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and earned such honors as the John Masefield Award in Narrative Poetry, given by the Poetry Society of America. On March 14 in Cambridge, Mass., of lung cancer.