Denise Low is available for readings, workshops, presentations, and Skypes. She communicates poetic power of language in ways that inform and shape the lives of her audiences and students. Contact her kansaspoetry [at] 

Master Poetry Workshop with Denise Low: Poems as Maps.More delicate than the historians’ are the map-makers’ colors,” writes Elizabeth Bishop in “The Map.” Writing poems is a delicate cartography. Explore topics and techniques of geography in this sequence of discussions and workshops. Weekly topics include brief “lectures” by Denise; sample poems, articles, and links; and interactive critiques. This is available either online (Google Groups), on the ground, or combinations of both (especially if you have to miss a meeting). Johnson County Central Resource Library in OP, 5:45-8 pm. $30/session with 3 poems critiqued (one in on-the-ground workshops; 2 optional online in addition). Pay in advance $150 for all 6 sessions. Contact

  • Nov. 27 Mapper as Tourist: Insiders/Outsiders. Central Conference Room 2
  • Dec. 4, Maps as Submerged Metaphors

Denise Low, Ph.D., is a former Poet Laureate of Kansas winner of the Red Mountain Press Editor’s Choice Award, among other honors. She has taught creative writing in graduate programs of the University of Richmond and the University of Kansas. She founded the creative writing program at Haskell Indian Nations University. 

Nov. 11 HPPR Sunday, Live radio program for High Plains Public Radio book club

Dec. 8,| 1-4 p.m. Topeka Author Fair, Great Writers Right Here Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, representing Mammoth Publications and books by Denise Low and Tom Weso, Marvin Auditorium Books 

Dec. 7, Fri., 10 a.m. TALK series Growing up American, Basehor Community Library. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Laura Carroll <> wrote:

February 7, 2019.   University Women’s Club talk, 11:30 a.m., Malott Room of the Kansas Union, Lawrence, KS: Memoir in prose and poetry


Carol Yoho photo, Topeka League of Women’s Voters event.

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