Liza Porter

P.O. Box 13712Tucson, AZ 85732-3712
Phone: 
(520) 891-9707
Website: 
www.lizaporter.com

Author's Bio

I try to write the truth about what I know which forces me to find out what I don't know, and then write about that. I want to create beauty out of hardship; music out of cacophony; colors out of black&white thinking.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Red Stain
(Finishing Line Press,
2014)

Anthology

What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest
(University of Texas Press,
2007)

Journal

Agni
2014)
Slipstream
2014)
Pedestal Magazine
2014)
Pebble Lake Review
2014)
Red Wheelbarrow
2014)
Gingko Tree Review
2014)
Barrow Street
2014)
Concho River Review
Hotel Amerika
Cimarron Review
The 2River View
The MacGuffin
The Chrysalis Reader
Diner
Literary Mama
The Meadow
The Ilanot Review
The Montserrat Review
Worcester Review
Passages North
Prizes: 
Finalist, Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize, “Blue Gloves, Stars,” 2014; Semi-Finalist, Press 53 Award for Poetry, poetry book contest, The story of a body, 2014;Semi-Finalist, Washington Prize (Word Works Press) poetry book contest, The story of a body, 201; Finalist, Santa Fe Writers Workshop nonfiction book prize: Down the Tracks, 2013; Honorable Mention, nonfiction, “Labyrinth,” New Millennium Writings 35th Awards, Fall 2013; Honorable Mention, poetry, “Urgent Care,” New Millennium Writings 35th Awards, Fall 2013; Finalist, Masters Workshop in Poetry, Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, 2013; Finalist, “Labyrinth,” hybrid personal essay, Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction, Chattahoochee Review, 2013. 2009 Mary Ann Campau Memorial Fellowship, University of Arizona Poetry Center.

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bethesda, MD
Raised in: 
CA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault, The Art of the Personal Essay by ed. by Philip Lopate, The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems by Diane Wakoski, All My Pretty Ones by Anne Sexton
Favorite Books:
Imagining Argentina, Lawrence Thornton; The White Album, Joan Didion.
Favorite Authors:
Joan Didion, Michael Connelly, Sylvia Plath, Mark Doty, Mary Karr

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Listing last updated: October 18, 2014.