Dorie LaRue’s first novel, Resurrecting Virgil (The Backwaters Press), won the Omaha Prize for Fiction in 2000. Her poetry collections include The Private Frenzy (University of Nebraska Press) and Seeking the Monsters (New Spirit Press). She is a recipient of a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, a Shreveport Regional Arts Council Fellowship, and four grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. LaRue’s work has appeared in such journals as The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, The Maryland Review, and The Massachusetts Review.
LaRue attended Louisiana Tech University and received two BAs in English and psychology, and an MA in counseling. She studied under the tutelage of Ernest Gaines and Darrell Borque at the University of Louisana and graduated with a Ph.D. in creative writing and early American literature. She has attended both Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley writing conferences. She has taught at Grambling State University and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and is currently teaching American literature at LSUS. In the summer of 2014 she taught ESL at the International University of Business, Agriculture, and Technology, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and spent some weekends touring rural hospitals with Bangladesh Health Project medical workers. She lives with her significant other, four cats, and a Labrador Retriever in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, where she enjoys long distant cycling.
Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (April 29, 2017)