Denise Low

Denise Low, 2nd Kansas Poet Laureate, is award-winning author of 25 books, including her 2017 memoir, The Turtle’s Beating Heart, about her grandfather’s Lenape heritage (University of Nebraska Press ISBN: 978-0-8032-9493-6). Other recent books are Jackalope (short fiction, Red Mt. Press, ISBN978-0-990-80475-8), Mélange Block: Poems (Red Mt. Press), and Natural Theologies: Essays (The Backwaters Press). She has won three Kansas Notable Book Awards and has recognition from Seaton Prize, Pami Jurassi Bush Award of the Academy of American Poets, Roberts Prize, and the Lichtor Poetry Prize. She teaches professional workshops and classes for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. Low is former board president of the Associated Writers and Writing Programs. She blogs, reviews, consults, and co-publishes Mammoth Publications. Low has an MFA (Wichita State U.) and Ph.D. (Kansas U.)