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Denise Low

Author's Bio

Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-2009, has 25 books of award-winning poetry and essays, including Melange Block (Red Mountain 2014), Ghost Stories of the New West (Woodley), named one of the best Native American Books of 2010 by The Circle of Minneapolis. She is 2011-2012 AWP president of the board of directors. Low taught at Haskell Indian Nations U. , U. Ks., and the U. of Richmond. MFA-Wichita S.U.& PhD U. of Ks.

Publications and Prizes

Melange Block: Poems (Red Mountain Press, 2016), Natural Theologies: Essays about New West (Backwaters Press, 2011), Langston Hughes in Lawrence (Mammoth Books, 2004), Thai Journal (Woodley Press, 2003), New and Selected Poems (Penthe, 1999)
The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (Wind Publications, 2013), Riding Shotgun (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008)
Chariton Review, Connecticut Review, Cottonwood Review, Faultline, Flint Hills Review, New Letters, North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yellow Medicine Review
Pami Jurassi - Ac. of Am. Poets 2nd; NEH Faculty Fellowship; Ks. Lit. Fellowship; The Newberry Library; Lannan-McNickle Center; Ks. Center for the Bk., Phillips Foundation

Denise Low Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Shrubberies by Ronald Johnson, The Intent On: Collected Poems by Ken Irby, Pretend the World by Kathryn Kysar, Preparing to Leave by Stephen Bunch, Things Come On by Joseph Harrington
Favorite Books:
Domande Personali by Wm. J Harris, The Woman Who Watches Over the World by LInda Hogan, Turquoise Ledge by Leslie M. Silko
Favorite Authors:
Leslie Marmon Silk, Rilke, Jane Ciabattari, Kenneth Irby, Isabel Allende, James Welch, N. Scott Momaday, Joy Harjo, Luci Tapahonso

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Listing last updated: June 28, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
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Identifies as:
Native American
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Born in:
Emporia, KS

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