Individual Author Record
Name: Susan Azar PorterfieldPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult; Born: in Chicago, Illinois
-- Website -- http://www.rockford.edu/staff/details.asp?id=11214
-- Susan Azar Porterfield on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=susan++azar++porterfield
Illinois ConnectionPorterfield lives in DeKalb and is professor of English at Rockford College.
Biographical and Professional InformationSusan Azar Porterfield has studied and taught in London, and has taught as well in Lebanon. She edited Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk and has published several articles on Stryk's work, including a profile of him for Poets and Writers magazine.
- Beirut Redux, Finishing Line Press, 2008
- In the Garden of Our Spines , Mayapple Press , 2004
- Kibbe, Mayapple Press , 2012
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 1936419084 Mayapple Press. 2012 Poetry. The pieces that make up KIBBE document a life spent journeying "Between Two Worlds": the author's America and the Lebanon of her family heritage. In Porterfield's vision, people and places long departed can be conjured back through memory and language "the land of the father is remembered / by the child." That language cannot perform its function unless it can consider honestly and unapologetically the political, social, and spiritual rifts that seem to divide real people. We recognize the people in these poems even when they are distant from our homes and our minds: the fathers and mothers, the dictators, even the stranger driving the taxi through Beirut. Thanks to Porterfield's healing art, we find ourselves with them in the end, in a shared space where reconciliation and compassion are our only options.
ISBN: 1599243598 Finishing Line Press. 2008 A chapbook of poems about the cultures of America and Lebanon.
In the Garden of Our Spines
ISBN: 0932412300 Mayapple Press. 2004 With an intensity of vision sometimes touching on the mystical , Susan Portfield crafts poems rich with strong imagery and compelling music.