Kind of Thing That Happens When Nothing Happens

Susan Azar Porterfield has three books of poetry and was the winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award for her Dirt, Root, Silk (2016). She has been a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Poetry, and her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Puerto del Sol, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. She edited Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk (Ohio University Press, 1993) and has written for Poets & Writers, The Writer’s Chronicle, and others.