Frank LaRue Owen


Author's Bio

Frank LaRue Owen’s poetry is influenced by diverse sources including the teachings embedded within dreams, the seasons, various landscapes, and the churning gyre of the soul’s journey, resulting in a poetic path his late teacher referred to as deep-mapping of unseen reality…inner, outer.

Publications & Prizes

Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with the Land (Hiraeth Press, 2008)
The Temple of Warm Harmony (Homebound Publications, 2019)
The School of Soft-Attention (Homebound Publications, 2018)
Journals: ,
Written River
Prizes won: 

2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize

2018 Silver Nautilus Book Award

2020 Nominated for a Mississippi Arts & Letters Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mary Oliver, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Jim Harrison, Matsuo Basho, Kobayashi Issa, Otogaki Rengetsu, Joy Harjo, Chris La Tray, W.S. Merwin, Bai Juyi, Zhai Yongming, Ikkyu

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, Naturalists/Environmentalists
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Born in: 
Biloxi, MS
Raised in: 
Jackson, MS
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Last update: Apr 13, 2020