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By Kathy Hanks
Lawrence Journal-World 

Former Kansas poet laureate donates work ahead of move


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas poet Denise Low will be pulling up stakes and heading west this summer.

In preparation for a move to California, she has been decluttering her life. It helped that the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas accepted 20 boxes of her papers, manuscripts, letters and journals.

Low, 70, has more than 20 published books of poetry, personal essays and scholarship. She spent 27 years as a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University and founded its creative writing program before retiring in 2010.

From 2007 to 2009, she was appointed the secon...

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