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Denise Lea Low-Weso, American writing educator. Recipient Poetry Prize Roberts Foundation, 1989; fellow National Endowment Humanities, 1987, 90; recipient Kansas Arts Commission Literature fellow, 1991. Member Associated Writing Programs, Association Studies in American Indiana Literature, Kamoas Poet Laureate.

Background

Low-Weso, Denise Lea was born on May 9, 1949 in Emporia, Kansas, United States. Daughter of William Francis and Dorothy Lea (Bruner) Dotson.

Education

Bachelor in English, University Kansas, 1971. Master of Arts in English, University Kansas, 1974. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Wichita State University, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Kansas, 1997.

Career

Part-time instructor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1975-1977. Lecturer University Kansas, Lawrence, 1977-1984, 88, Washburn University, Topeka, 1982, 84. Instructor Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, since 1984, interim dean humanities and arts, 2006—2008.

Editor, reader Cottonwood Press, Lawrence, 1977—1984. Board directors Woodley Memorial Press, Topeka, since 1986. Visiting professor University Kansas, Virginia, 2008.

Poet laureate of Kansas, since 2007.

Works

Membership

Member Associated Writing Programs, Association Studies in American Indiana Literature, Kamoas Poet Laureate.

Connections

Married Donald Andrew Low, January 10, 1972 (divorced). Children: David Andrew, Daniel Lee. Married Anthony Thomas Allard, December 18, 1983 (divorced).

Married Thomas Francis Weso, December 7, 1994.

father:
William Francis Dotson

mother:
Dorothy Lea (Bruner) Dotson

spouses:
Donald Andrew Low

Anthony Thomas Allard

Thomas Francis Weso

children:
David Andrew Low-Weso

Daniel Lee Low-Weso