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Former Kansas poet laureate Denise Low is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Mélange Block and Ghost Stories of the New West, a Kansas Notable Book Award and recognized by The Circle of Minneapolis as among the best Native American Books of 2010. Her book of essays Natural Theologies: Essays about Literature of the New Middle West is the first book about contemporary grasslands-region literature. Low has been visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Richmond and Kansas University. She taught at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, where she founded the creative writing program. Awards and fellowships are from the Roberts Foundation, Lichtor Poetry Prize, Kansas Arts Council, and Sequoyah National Research Center for study of the works of Yuki poet William Oandasan. She and her husband Thomas Pecore Weso co-publish Mammoth Publications, an independent press that specializes in Indigenous American and Great Plains poetry and literary prose.