Denise Low, second Kansas Poet Laureate, is award-winning author of 25 books of prose and poetry, including The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival (University of Nebraska); Jackalope (short fiction, Red Mountain); Mélange Block (poetry, Red Mountain); Ghost Stories (Woodley, a Kansas Notable Book; The Circle-Best Native American Books); and Natural Theologies: Essays (Backwaters Press). She edited a selection of poems by William Stafford in an edition with essays by other poets and scholars, Kansas Poems of William Stafford (Woodley). Low is past board president of the Associated Writers and Writing Programs. She blogs, reviews, and co-publishes Mammoth Publications. She teaches professional workshops nationally as well as classes for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies.