Susan Azar Porterfield works with students enrolled in the first year professionalism program to improve their written communications.
Before coming to NIU College of Law, Porterfield was an English professor at Rockford University. She is the author of three books of poetry, In the Garden of Our Spines, Kibbe (Mayapple Press) and Dirt, Root, Silk, which won the 2015 Cider Press Review’s Editor’s Prize. She is the editor of Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk (Ohio UP) and has written numerous articles on literary and poetic topics. She is the 2007 winner of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Poetry and is currently the associate poetry editor of Fifthwednesday Journal.