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Susan Azar Porterfield

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Porterfield lives in DeKalb and is professor of English at Rockford College.

Biography: Susan 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Susan Azar Porterfield on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Beirut Redux :
ISBN: 1599243598 OCLC: 654096123

Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY : ©2008.

"Beirut Redux" deftly explores the plight of living "Between Two Worlds." In poems that are tender and shrewd, self-aware and haunted, the poet moves between the American Midwest and Lebanon with grace and acuity. These poems, which are almost of necessity politically savvy and moving personal, will get under your skin.

In the garden of our spines
ISBN: 9780932412300 OCLC: 741968641

Mayapple Press, Bay City, MI : ©2004.

Kibbe :
ISBN: 9781936419081 OCLC: 778416759

Mayapple Press, Woodstock, NY : 2012.