Liza Porter

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Tucson, AZ 85732-3712
Phone: 
(520) 891-9707

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
Poets on Prozac: Mental Illness, Treatment and the Creative Process (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)

Poetry

Anthology:
What Wildness is This: Women Write About the Southwest (University of Texas Press, 2007)
Book:
Red Stain (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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Barrow Street
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Diner
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Gingko Tree Review
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Literary Mama
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Pebble Lake Review
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The Chrysalis Reader
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The Montserrat Review
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Prizes won: 

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, 2011; 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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bethesda, MD
Maryland
Raised in: 
CA
California
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Last update: Aug 02, 2018