Dorie LaRue

Fiction Writer

Shreveport, LA
Louisiana US

Author's Bio

Dorie LaRue is the author of a novel, Resurrecting Virgil, by Backwaters Imprint of the University of Nebraska Press; a forthcoming novel, The Trouble With Student Affairs, from Artemis Press; a chapbook of poetry Seeking the Monsters, by New Spirit Press; a full length collection of poetry, Mad Rains by Kelsay Press, and a forthcoming full length collection of poetry, An Enemy in Their Mouths from Finishing Line Press. She recently received second place for Only Visiting This Planet in the West Virginia Writing Awards for 2019. She has attended Bread Loaf Writers’ and Squaw Valley Writers’ workshops. Her fiction and poetry and book reviews have appeared in a variety of journals including, The Southern Review, The Maryland Poetry Review, and The American Poetry Review. She lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, and teaches writing and literature at LSU in Shreveport.

Publications & Prizes

Resurrecting Virgil (Backwaters Press, 2001)
Prizes won: 

2019 2nd Place West Virginia Writing Competition for Book Length Unpublished Manuscript Prose: Only Visiting This Planet

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Albert Goldbarth; Joyce Carol Oates
What I'm reading now: 
The Moral Life by Louis P. Pojman

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Any, Mental Health
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Born in: 
Winnsboro, LA
Raised in: 
Crowville, LA
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Last update: Mar 14, 2023