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Greg Field and Denise Low

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20151127, 20150424

Drawing upon his Native American heritage, poet Greg Field (shown) reads from his 2014 book of poetry, Black Heart, and reveals the inspiration for this book, including his grandmother’s deathbed confession about his grandfather. Field is joined by his editor, the former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low, who published his book through her press, Mammoth Publications. Low, who is now retired from teaching at Haskell Indian Nations University, talks about her own Native American heritage and reads from her 2014 poetry collection, Mélange Block, published by Red Mountain Press in New Mexico (which is also coming out with her book of short stories Jackalope in December 2015). The pair, who have been published in multiple volumes of New Letters magazine, also reveal their earliest poetic connection through BkMk Press.

| Subject Matter: Native American Heritage, Kansas, Music, Art | Interview Year: 2014 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Kansas |

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