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Professor's Poetry Included in International Pandemic Anthology

May 05, 2020

Dorie LaRue
Dorie LaRue.

Shreveport, LA – A Louisiana State University Shreveport professor of English, Dorie LaRue, has written two poems included in an international publication documenting tales from the pandemic.

LaRue’s poems entitled “Dog Walking in the Pandemic” and “Shopping Whole Foods in the Time of Corona” are among 146 poems by 115 poets from 10 countries included in Poems from the Lockdown.

LaRue was inspired by the current changes humans are experiencing right now. “What interests me is what is happening to everyone psychologically as we navigate our new world,” said the professor. “We are social animals that have been forced to give up our most treasured reinforcement, each other. My poems are informed by my observations of how we are dealing with an unprecedented time in history. Normal mundane activities such as dog walking (and) visiting Whole Foods become adventures into our own psyche and those of others.”

The book is available via Amazon and is published by Willowdown Books.

For more information on the book, visit the Amazon listing. For Zoom or phone interviews with Dr. LaRue, contact Wendell Riley, Director of External Relations and Media at LSUS at or by calling 318-797-5108.

Founded in 1967, Louisiana State University Shreveport offers a wide array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral degree. The university’s mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students; engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service; and innovate to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors.

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