Dr. Leigh Camacho Rourks

Louisiana, United States

Member Since: 02/25/2014

Cuban-American author Leigh Camacho Rourks lives and teaches in Central Florida. She is the recipient of the St. Lawrence Book Award, the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for several other awards. Her writing has appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, December Magazine, and Greensboro Review. Her collection of short stories, Moon Trees and Other Orphans, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (Sept. 2019).


Website: lcrourks.com

Twitter Username: @DrScaredWriter


  • Moon Trees and Other Orphans , Black Lawrence Press
  • A Life in a Body (With Breasts) , Lunch Ticket (2018)
  • Marriage in June, Tuesday Morning, The Big Bang of me , Louisiana Literature (2018)
  • Disorder of Written Expression , TriQuarterly (2018)
  • Apollo and Daphne , Penn Review (2018)
  • For the Wife of Alexander Wood , RHINO (2017)
  • Pulpo , SmokeLong Quarterly (2017)
  • Shallowing , TriQuarterly (2017)
  • How Fragile the Land , December Magazine (2016)
  • Deformed , Pembroke Review (2015)
  • The Revival , PANK (February 2014)
  • Moon Trees , Prairie Schooner (April 2014)
  • The Plague , Kenyon Review Online (April 2014)
  • Clown , Spilt Infinitive (April 2013)


  • St. Lawrence Book Award(2018)
  • Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award(2015)
  • Robert Watson Literary Review Prize in Fiction(2015)


  • Assistant Professor of English at Beacon College
  • Fellow at University of Louisiana at Lafayette


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Pacific University (June 2012)
  • Master of Arts in English from Southeastern Louisiana University (May 2005)
  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing from University of Louisiana at Lafayette (May 2018)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry