Frank LaRue Owen's poetry has been a blend of styles ranging from retrospective free verse and haiku to experimental dream poems.
His first three books of poetry include The School of Soft-Attention, The Temple of Warm Harmony, and Stirrup of the Sun & Moon, all published by Homebound Publications.
In the Spring of 2017, The School of Soft-Attention was selected as the winner of the 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize and garnered a Silver Nautilus Book Award in 2018.
Also in 2018, one of the poems from The School of Soft-Attention, "The Bouquet of the Last Direction," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
His second book of poetry, The Temple of Warm Harmony, released in August 2019, was nominated in 2020 for a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award.
The last book in the series with Homebound, Stirrup of the Sun & Moon, was released in April 2020.
In Spring 2021, Frank stepped out of public space to embark on a series of retreats, to pursue further post-graduate education, and to focus on other writing.