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Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-2009, has been writing, reviewing, editing and publishing literary and scholarly articles for 30 years. She is the author of ten collections of poetry and six books of essays, including a atral Theologies from The Backwaters Press 2011, and abiography of Langston Hughes (co-authored with Thomas Pecore Weso). In addition, she has edited anthologies related to ecological matters, Laguna Pueblo author Leslie Marmon Silko, and local cultures. Her writing has appeared in North American Review, Midwest Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Chariton Review, Coal City Review and many others. She has been a faculty member and administrator at Haskell Indian Nations University and visitng full professor at the University of Kansas (2008) and University of Richmond (2005). She serves on the national board of directors of the Associated Writing Programs Association 2008-2013, and is president 2011-2012. She has awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Sequoyan National Research Center, Lannan Foundation, Poetry Society of America, Roberts Foundation, and others.
Midwest Review of Books says this about her new book Ghost Stories of the New West: The west never truly died. “Ghost Stories of the New West” is a collection of poetry from Denise Low as she offers a thoughtful collection of poetry offering a deep and thought filled gaze into the history of the western United States and the people who came before her. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, “Ghost Stories of the New West” is not a collection to be overlooked.
Denise is available for readings, presentations, talks and workshops throughout the U.S. and particularly the Midwest. She encourages everyone to attend the Associated Writers & Writing Programs conference in Chicago, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2012