Melange-Block-Front-cover-12_26Melange Block, poems. Santa Fe: Red Mountain Press, 2014. Tyler Sheldon writes, “Nearly every poem in this collection emphasizes the striking of that balance between calm observation and insistent, active control. Additionally, it meets this tall order itself through Low’s canny, judicious wordplay.” and “Melange Block cuts straight to the crux of its own purpose as a catalyst for the reader’s growth. Look around you, Low cautions; take hold of your world, lest it “spins out of reach” “Recursive”). . . . Precision is one secret of Denise Low’s new poetry volume. Melange Block is a wise, carefully crafted collection that holds hidden knowledge for all readers. Slip between its covers, and sharpen your mind.”  ~ Tyler Sheldon in Coal City Review (2015)

*Ghost Stories of the New West: From Einsteins Brain to Geronimos Boots. Topeka: Woodley, 2010. Kansas Notable Book Award, Ks. State Library. 


    *Thailand Journal: Poems. Topeka: Woodley, 2003.  Kansas City Star Notable book of 2003.

§Tulip Elegies: An Alchemy of Writing. Lawrence/Middletown CA: Penthe,1993. Poems and prose.

§Vanishing Point. Wichita/New York City: Mulberry, 1991. Chapbook of poetry.

§Selective Amnesia. Stiletto I (Dec. 1988): u.p. Howling Dog. Chapbook of poetry.

§Starwater. Lawrence: Cottonwood, 1988. Book-length collection of poetry.

§Learning the Language of Rivers. Midwest Quarterly 38.4 (Summer 1987): coverlowstarwater473-510. Chapbook.

§Spring Geese and Other Poems. Lawrence: University of Kansas Natural History Museum Publications, 1984. Book-length collection of poetry.

§Quilting, Lawrence: Holiseventh, 1984. Fine-press edition.

§Dragon Kite, in Mid-America Trio. Kansas City: BookMark Press, 1981. Chapbook of poetry


§Natural Theologies: Essays about Literature of the New Middle West.low-natural-cvr202x300

Omaha: The Backwaters Press, 2011. Critical essays.

§3 Voices: Stories of a Land Told in Pictures & Words. Lawrence:

   Blue Heron, 2008. Fine arts and DVD edition.


§From Kansas to Harlem: The Midwestern Heritage of Langston Hughes. Monograph. Chestertown, MD: Literary House Press, Washington College, 2007.

§Words of a Prairie Alchemist: The Art of Prairie Literature.

North Liberty, Iowa: Ice Cube Press, 2006. Essays. 2007

Kansas Notable Book, State Library of Kansas.


§Langston Hughes in Lawrence: Photographs and Biographical Resources. With T.F.Pecore Weso. Lawrence: Mammoth, 2004. Self-published biography, including photography & new research.

§Touching the Sky: Essays. Lawrence/Middletown, CA: Penthe, 1994.


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§ Kansas Poems of William Stafford, with an introduction. Topeka: Woodley (Washburn Univ.), 1990. Seventh printing 2007. 2nd edition 2010

Wakarusa Wetlands in Word and Image. Lawrence: Imagination &

Place, Lawrence Arts Center, 2005

§Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony. Co-ed. with Peter G. Beidler. Special issue of American Indian Culture and Research Jour. 28.1 (2004), UCLA.

§The Good Earth: Three Poets of the Prairie: Paul Engle, Jamesstafford1

Hearst, William Stafford.

 Eds. Denise Low,Robert Dana, Scott Cawelti. North Liberty: Ice Cube Press, 2002.

§A Confluence of Poems, a school edition. Lawrence:

Cottonwood, 1984. Second printing, 1985.


§Confluence: Contemporary Kansas Poetry. Lawrence: Cottonwood (Univ. of Ks.), 1983.

§30 Kansas Poets. Lawrence: Cottonwood (Univ. of Ks.), 1979. Second printing, 1980.