- The Gar Diaries (2013)
- Hosanna: Affirmations and Blasphemies (2010)
- Two Days (Or, The Joys Of Being On Television) Issue 409 of The Sun (2010)
- The Animal: Prose Poetics by Louis E. Bourgeois (2008)
- Ponchatoula Issue 392 of The Sun (2008)
- Olga (2005)
- Cora Falling Off the Face of the Earth (2004)
- White Night (2004)
- Through the Cemetery Gates (2003)
Louis Bourgeois was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is primarily a poet, but he has published translations, fiction, memoirs, poetry and interviews in over two hundred magazines and journals in North America, Europe and Asia. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in English in 1996 and in 2002, he was the first graduate of The University of Mississippi’s MFA program in creative writing.
Bourgeois has been the recipient of numerous awards including the winner of the University of Milwaukee’s Cream City Review’s poetry contest, the Robert Penn Warren Award, the Common Ground Review’s poetry award, an Excellence Award from the Dana Literary Society, three Editor’s Choice Awards, seven Pushcart nominations, as well as an artist grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
He has written numerous books including Through The Cemetery Gates, The Distance of Ducks, The Animal, Cora Falling Off the Face of the Earth, White Night, Fragments of a Life Thirty-two Years Gone, and OLGA.
The Gar Diaries is a memoir nominated for the National Book Award in 2008 about Bourgeois’s troubled childhood while growing up on the bayous of South Louisiana. In 2002 he was the first graduate of the University of Mississippi’s Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. Currently, Bourgeois lives and writes in Oxford, Mississippi where he is the Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a non-profit organization that publishes contemporary avant-garde literature.
- Poets and Writers website page about Louis
- Amazon’s page about Louis E. Bourgeois
- Full text of Ponchatoula
- Collection at the University of Mississippi Libraries
Listen to the MPB Interview with Louis E. Bourgeous, talking about Barry Hannah