Susan Azar Porterfield’s manuscript Dirt, Root, Silk won the 2015 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize.
Susan Azar Porterfield is the author of Kibbe (Mayapple Press) and a chapbook, Beirut Redux (Finishingline). She is the editor of Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk (Ohio UP) and has written on Stryk for Poets & Writers as well as AWP’s The Writer’s Chronicle. She has received an Illinois Arts Council Award for Poetry and is the Associate Poetry Editor of Fifthwednesday Journal. She is a Professor of English at Rockford University.