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Jim Denomie, cover painting, Dream Rabbit II. Publication date: Dec. 1, 2015. Distributed by Red Mountain Press. Contact RMP for review copies.

Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-2009, is author of 25 books of poetry and prose. She does individual consulting and editing, as well as professional workshops. Low is co-publisher of Mammoth Publications ,an independent small literary press specializing in Indigenous and Mid-Plains poetry and prose. Her poetry blog has over 400 entries, and she reviews poetry for the Kansas City Star. A new book of short fiction, Jackalope, is from Red Mountain Press, also available from Small Press Distribution. Cream City Review nominated Low’s flash fiction piece “A Jackalope Walks into an Indian Bar” for a Pushcart Prize. See EVENTS for appearances. Her book of poetry Melange Block,from Red Mountain Press in Santa Fe, explores geological scales of elegies, celebrations, and American Indian and European histories. The University of Nebraska Press will publish her memoir, The Turtle’s Beating Heart, in 2017. Recent online publications are an essay on the poet Ronald Johnson, Numero Cinq, an Denise.web.14.Daileyessay on the Black Mountain-related poet Kenneth Irby in Jacket2, and an online chapbook In the Direction of North with paintings by Thomas Pecore Weso. Excerpts from Melange Block are featured on the We Wanted To Be Writers website. An interview is in the Museum of Americana literary journal.   North Dakota Q. published a special issue about William Stafford, including Low’s “‘The Way It Is’: Second Sight in William Stafford’s Poetry.” Reviews of Kooser, Matsuda, Westerman, and Hoogestraat for the Kansas City Star. She teaches in the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Poetry Foundation biography is at


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