Denise Low, photo by Tracy RasmussenDenise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-2009, is author of 25 books of poetry and prose. She does individual consulting and editing, as well as 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. Her book of poetry Melange Block,fromMelange-Block-Front-cover-12_26 Red Mountain Press, Santa Fe, explores geological scales of elegies, celebrations, American Indian and European histories. See EVENTS for upcoming appearances in Topeka, Excelsior Springs, MO, Silver City, NM, Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, and others. Recent online publications are an essay on the poet Ronald Johnson, Numero Cinq,  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.” Mouthfeel Press will publish a mixed-genre book, Jackalope Walks into an Indian Bar, 2015. She teaches in the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Poetry Foundation biography is at


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