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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Azar Porterfield  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Porterfield lives in DeKalb and is professor of English at Rockford College.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

Published Works

  • Kibbe, Mayapple Press , 2012
  • Beirut Redux, Finishing Line Press, 2008
  • In the Garden of Our Spines , Mayapple Press , 2004

Selected Titles At Your Library

Kibbe :
ISBN: 1936419084. OCLC Number:

Mayapple Press,. Woodstock, NY :. 2012.


Beirut Redux :
ISBN: 1599243598. OCLC Number:

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: 0932412300. OCLC Number:

Mayapple Press,. Bay City, MI :. ©2004.

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