Susan Azar Porterfield

State News
7:01 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Dekalb poet writes Syria-inspired poems

Dekalb poet, Susan Azar Porterfield
Credit WNIJ

Congress reconvenes next week to debate military action in Syria.  One person who’s closely watching developments is DeKalb poet Susan Azar Porterfield.   In 2003, during a period of peace, Porterfield visited Lebanon, Syria’s neighbor.  There she met a family from Syria, and continues to wonder what happened to them and their small child.  Porterfield wrote a poem about this family called, “By Heart: 

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