About Lee Grue

Ms. Grue lives in New Orleans. Her published books are: Trains and Other Intrusions: Poems; French Quarter Poems; In The Sweet Balance of The Flesh ; and Goodbye, Silver, Silver Cloud , a collection of New Orleans stories. A spoken word CD with jazz accompaniment Live! On Frenchmen Street was released in 2000. As a Visiting Writer, she has conducted seminars and performed her work at La Universidad de Barcelona in Spain; at Librairie, an English language bookstore in Paris, Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa at an international symposium on “The Literature of Place" She has translated the work of Mexican poet David Huerta as part of “Bridging The Gulf” an exchange of four Mexico City poets and four new Orleans poets. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship; prizes in poetry and fiction from Deep South Writers; The Associated Writing Programs; and A PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize, Grue has taught at Tulane University, Westminster College, and Xavier University. She is the former Director of The New Orleans Poetry Forum and The First Backyard Poetry Theater and long time editor of The New Laurel Review.


Trains and Other Intrusions: Poems (Poetry Forum Press, 1974)

French Quarter Poems (Long Measure Press, 1979)

In the Sweet Balance of the Flesh (Plain View Press, 1990)

Goodbye, Silver, Silver Cloud (Plain view Press, 1994)

Three Poets in New Orleans (Xavier Review Press, 2000)