Paula C Lowe


Arroyo Grande, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Paula C. Lowe, PhD, is a poet, line artist, researcher, and author (

Lowe's book, MOO (2014) offers calling poems set in barns, kitchens, cars, pastures, barrios, and more. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals such as, Evening Street Review, Crosswinds, River Styx, The Iowa Review, Poet Lore, Tule Review, Comstock Review, Sow's Ear, apercus, burntdistrict, and many more.  She has published in various anthologies including Poems For Endangered Places. She has authored several non-fiction books for communities and families and serves as lead editor for Big Yes Press. She holds a PhD and an MS in Leadership & Change from Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership & Change, MEd in Educational Psychology, University of Washington, and Bachelors in Art History, Augustana College.

Publications & Prizes

Bird as Black as the Sun (Green Poet Press, 2011)
Poems For Endangered Places (Central Coast Press, 2008)
River Styx (RIVER STYX PRESS, 2017)
Askew Poetry
Copperfield Review
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The Comstock Review
Tule Review
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MOO, finalist, 2015 International Book Award in Poetry. Lowe's poems selected as finalists for awards in poetry: Mark Fischer Poetry Award; Cape Cod Cultural Center Poetry Award; The Iowa Review Award in Poetry; Comstock Review Award; and Dogwood Journal Poetry Award.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Hope Jahren Derek Walcott
What I'm reading now: 
The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky, In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, The Story of More by Hope Jahren

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Last update: Nov 17, 2022