teaches and writes in the American South. Much of his writing
draws greatly from the rich images in his daily life growing up
along the graceful river traces and bayous in West Monroe,
Louisiana. After many years of university teaching and writing
for research journals, his interests turned toward fiction and
poetry—and the challenge of writing in a different voice.
He is the author of several recent books,
including Native Voices,
Native Lands and
Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories
of the South—nominee
for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award and winner of the
Creative Spirit Award-Platinum for best general fiction book.
His work has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has
received numerous other honors. He is editor of several recent
anthologies, including A Quilt of Holidays.
His work can be found widely in
magazines, journals, and anthologies, including
Oxford American, New Orleans
Review, Louisiana Literature,
Cream City Review, Wisconsin Review, Post Road,
New Plains Review, Weber-Contemporary West,
The Southern Poetry
He has a new
novella forthcoming from Southeast Missouri State University
Press and is currently at work on new short story and poetry
collections—as well as a series of interviews with American
writers. He is a frequent presenter and an invited speaker at
the Louisiana Book Festival and other events.
Contact Dixon Hearne