About the Author


Loretta (La-Rue’) Duncan-Fowler was born in Boston, MA.  La-Rue is an author, poet, singer, songwriter, and performance poet.

Her debut book, My Deepest Affections are Yours - Love Poems, received wide recognition

La-Rue’ is a member of the performing groups Born 2 Be Poets, 2nd Born, and Uptown Poets. Born 2 Be Poets was nominated for the 2001 SOS Music Award in the Spoken Word Category. Her special brand of poetry is often requested at numerous Spoken Word, Juke Joints, Club Houses, Churches and State Fairs across the country and internationally.

Spoken Word is her ministry gift and she uses it to counter the effects of suicide, hopelessness, lack and insufficiency found in the people today and to let people know that nothing that they have ever been through can ever separate them from God’s love! Whether it’s hosting a Katrina Benefit or organizing community events to inform people about H1N1 and related health issues. You can find her lecturing and lending her gift of poetry to Civic, Governmental, Religious and Charitable organizations.

La-Rue has also graced the stage with Grammy Award winning recording artist The Whispers, The Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar, The God Squad, Joanna Rosario, Vicki Winans, and Fred Hammond. Neo Soul/Rhythm and Blues recording artist Bilal and Goapele; Blues Hall of Fame percussionist, vocalist, and blues man Mr. Big John Evans. She also wrote and recorded the song Wretched Man with notable gospel and blues guitarist Odell Ross Jr. La-Rue has appeared as a guest on the international news television program Night Line with Ted Koppel, and several local talk shows including Look Whose Talking and Good Day Sacramento advocating for the rights of her disabled son to attend Sacramento Public School System.

La-Rue’ continues to perform and host her own Spoken Word Show, An Evening of Poetry w/Ms. La-Rue’, and the Mood Blue’s Poetry Series. Most recently La-Rue appeared in the national television advertisement for the Kymora Lee Body Slimmer.

La-Rue is a member of The American Poets Society and holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer and Information Sciences.

 The author takes up residence in Sacramento, CA.