English and Languages
College of Arts & Sciences
Start Year at LSUS
Terminal Degree/Yr
Office Location
Bronson Hall, Room 237
Curriculum Vitae


Dorie LaRue was educated at Louisiana Tech University, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where, in 1986, she obtained her Ph.D. in Creative Writing and American literature while studying with Ernest J. Gaines. She has taught world literature and composition at Grambling State University; and creative writing, advanced composition, and American Literature at LSU in Baton Rouge. At present, she teaches creative writing and composition at LSU in Shreveport. Dorie LaRue has attended the Breadloaf Writers' Conference (1992) where she studied with Linda Pastan and Camille Hykes, and in August, 1993, she attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers' Conference, where she studied with Ed Barber, Mark Childress, and Al Young. She has published short stories, poetry, book reviews, interviews, and scholarly articles in such journals as the Southern Review, the American Poetry Review, the Massachusetts Review, the Kentucky Poetry Review, the Maryland Poetry Review, the Southern Quarterly, Manoa, the Chattahouchee Review, and others. She has four books of poetry in print: The Private Frenzy,1992; Seeking The Monsters, 1993; Mad Rains, 2014; An Enemy in Their Mouths, 2020. Dorie LaRue is a recipient of four grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. She was the poetry editor of the Quarterly Journal of Ideology for three years, and in 2001 published her first novel, Resurrecting Virgil, which won the Omaha Prize for Fiction. Her second novel is The Trouble With Student Affairs and her forthcoming collection of short stories will be released May 9, 2023 by Between the Lines Press.  She was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member in Teaching Award, two Shreveport Regional Art Council Fellowships, an LEH teaching institute in autobiography, and a Louisiana Division of the Arts fellowship.


Research Interests

Writing fiction and poetry

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