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 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. 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. Thanks to Cream City Review for the nomination of Low’s flash fiction piece “A Jackalope Walks into an Indian Bar” for a Pushcart Prize, 2014. See EVENTS for upcoming appearances.


Denise Low speaks at the Langston Hughes Literary Awards ceremony Feb. 1, 2015 at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Recent online publications are an essay on the poet Ronald Johnson, Numero Cinq, an essay 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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2 Responses to Denise Low: RECENT NEWS

  1. Glad to see the new website

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