Liza Porter's poetry chapbook "Red Stain" (Finishing Line Press 2014) was finalist for both the 2015 Arizona New Mexico Book Award and the 2015 WILLA Award (Women Writing the West). Her poem "The day my brother meets Bob Dylan …" appears in "Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan"(New Rivers Press 2018). Her essay Reconstructing was first-runner-up for the PRISM International 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize and Honorable Mention for the 42nd New Millennium Nonfiction Prize.
Porter received the 2009 Mary Ann Campau Memorial Poetry Fellowship from the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is founding director of the Other Voices Women’s Reading Series at Antigone Books in Tucson, Arizona. Her essays and poetry have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including PRISM International, Chautauqua, Cobalt Review, Passages North, The Progressive, AGNI, Diner, Cimarron Review, Barrow Street, Pedestal Magazine, and in What Wildness is this: Women Write About the Southwest, and Poets on Prozac: Mental Illness, Treatment and the Creative Process. Three of Porter’s essays have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays.