Frank LaRue Owen

Frank LaRue Owen

Frank LaRue Owen’s poetry is influenced by dreams, the energies of landscapes and the seasons, ecopsychology, Ch’an/Daoist hermit-poetic tradition, and Zen living.

He studied for a decade with a Zen woman who –– inspired by Ch’an and Daoist tradition ––  blended silent illumination (meditation), dreamwork, mountain-and-forest spirituality (“landscape practice”), and poetics into a unified path.

Additionally, Owen studied eco-literature and eco-poetry with the late Jack Collom of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

In the Spring of 2017, his first book of poetry, The School of Soft-Attention, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize and published a year later.

His second book of poetry, The Temple of Warm Harmony, will be released Fall 2019.

The School of Soft-Attention

by Frank LaRue Owen