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Author: Denise Low

Denise Low, the second Kansas Poet Laureate, is award- winning author of over 30 books of prose and poetry. She blogs, reviews, and co- publishes Mammoth Publications, which specializes in Indigenous American authors. Forward Reviews writes of her memoir The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival: "An accomplished poet, Low's well-honed prose flows with lyric intensity." In American Book Review David Carlson wrote of her JACKALOPE (Red Mountain Press): "an engaging and humorous read, one that reveals a great deal about the parallel, contemporary Native America that exists and thrives." Other recent books are SHADOW LIGHT (Red Mountain Press, 2018), MÉLANGE BLOCK (Red Mountain Press); Casino Bestiary: Poems (Spartan Press), Ghost Stories of the New West (Woodley, Kansas Notable Book and The Circle -Best Native American Books); and NATURAL THEOLOGIES: ESSAYS (The Backwaters Press).

She teaches professional workshops nationally as well as classes for Baker University's School of Professional and Graduate Studies. She founded the Creative Writing program at Haskell Indian Nations University, where she taught for 27 years. Low is past board president of the national Associated Writers and Writing Programs, and she currently is a contributing editor to the Writer's Chronicle. Her MFA is from Wichita State University and PhD is from the University of Kansas. A fifth-generation Kansan, she has British Isles, German, and Delaware (Lenape/Munsee) and other heritages.

Jackalope
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Jackalope

Red Mountain Press

Fiction. Native American Studies. Jackalope in Denise Low's trickster stories is a 21st century figure as real as Bigfoot. Part antelope and part rabbit, this denizen of the grasslands has a Twitter account and a trusty road car. He loves Native Ame...

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Melange Block
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Melange Block

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Native American Studies. Denise Low's MÉLANGE BLOCK maps a vivid landscape of Native American and settler lives. High Plains country, volcanic fields, wine country, and ghost towns are among the sites where Low casts spells of her beautifull...

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Natural Theologies: Essays About Literature of the New Middle West
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Natural Theologies: Essays About Literature of the New Middle West

The Backwaters Press

Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Native American Studies. NATURAL THEOLOGIES: ESSAYS ABOUT LITERATURE OF THE NEW MIDDLE WEST is the first critical study of contemporary Mid-Plains literature. Denise Low shows how the region's writers inherit a Frontier ...

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Shadow Light
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Shadow Light

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Native American Studies. "The natural elements are honored and reclaimed in all their vital glory in Denise Low's SHADOW LIGHT. Water, land, wind, and language rise up and dazzle. Low splinters syntax and line to signal presence, absence, sp...

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