Denise Low

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

Lawrence, KS 660444540

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (Wind Publications, 2013)
Riding Shotgun (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008)
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)
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Connecticut Review
Cottonwood Review
Flint Hills Review
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Prizes won: 

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

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

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Last update: Sep 14, 2015