Lee received a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College in 1982.
Lee received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1964.
(These superb writs are equal to the upwelling of jazz its...)
These superb writs are equal to the upwelling of jazz itself: from Tremé street corners, to the wayward French Quarter, to the carefree vibes of Bywater, all the way to back o' town; this astonishing collection speaks from a mythic pantheon off yowls & beats as timeless as the Crescent City herself.
(Set in Southern Louisiana, Blood at the Root is a fly-on-...)
Set in Southern Louisiana, Blood at the Root is a fly-on-the wall look at an aspect of New Orleans culture that borders magic, imagination, sex, telling the festinating tale of Camilla Jane, High John the Conqueror, and Creeping Jesus, and the sisterly bonds that stretch beyond death.
Lee received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1964, and a Master of Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College in 1982.
Lee Grue began reading her poetry at The Quorum Club during the early sixties. There she met musicians Eluard Burt and Maurice Martinez (bandleader Marty Most). Burt had just come back to New Orleans from San Francisco, where he had been influenced by the Beats. Eluard Burt and Lee Grue continued to work together over many years. Burt and his photographer wife, Kichea Burt, came home to New Orleans from California again in the nineties, where the three collaborated on a CD, Live! on Frenchmen Street. Kichea Burt contributed some of the photographs in Grue's book Downtown. During the intervening years Grue directed The New Orleans Poetry Forum workshop and NEA poetry readings in the Backyard Poetry Theater.
In 1982 she began editing New Laurel Review, an independent international literary journal which is still published today. She has lived downtown in the Bywater for thirty-five years. After the flood of 2005 she began teaching fiction and poetry at the Alvar Library, which is three blocks from her house. Her other books are: Trains and Other Intrusions, French Quarter Poems, In the Sweet Balance of the Flesh, and Goodbye Silver, Silver Cloud, short fiction.
(These superb writs are equal to the upwelling of jazz its...)2011
(Set in Southern Louisiana, Blood at the Root is a fly-on-...)2015
(Stories about New Orleans and the people who live there, ...)1994
Lee married Ronald David Grue on October 28, 1963. They have three children: Celeste, Ian, Teal.