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Riverfront Readings features Denise Low, Xánath Caraza, & Gloria Vando

December 8, 2023 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST

Please join us for our December 8th Zoom reading featuring Denise Low, Xánath Caraza, and Gloria Vando.

To attend, please register for the reading at https://squoom.com/z/rf231208, and you will be provided with the information needed to join the reading.

Denise LowDenise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-09, won a Red Mountain Press Award for Shadow Light: Poems. Forthcoming is House of Grace, House of Blood, docu-poetry from the University of Arizona Press, Suntracks series. Other publications are The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival (University of Nebraska Press); Jigsaw Puzzling: Essays (Meadowlark, KAC-Coffin Award); and Casino Bestiary (Spartan). Low is a founding board member of Indigenous Nations Poets, former board president of AWP, and literary co-director of The 222, an arts organization. At Haskell Indian Nations University she founded the creative writing program. She now lives in California’s Sonoma County, homeland of Pomo people. www.deniselow.net

Xánath CarazaXánath Caraza is a traveler, educator, poet, short story writer, and translator.  She is the author of twenty books of poetry and two short story collections. She writes for La Bloga and Revista Literaria Monolito. In 2018 for the International Latino Book Awards she received First Place for Lágrima roja for “Best Book of Poetry in Spanish by One Author” and First Place for Sin preámbulos / Without Preamble for “Best Book of Bilingual Poetry”.  Her book of poetry Syllables of Wind / Sílabas de viento received the 2015 International Book Award for Poetry. She was Writer-in-Residence at Westchester Community College, NY, 2016-2019.  Caraza was the recipient of the 2014 Beca Nebrija para Creadores, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain.  She was named number one of the 2013 Top Ten Latino Authors by LatinoStories.com. Caraza has been translated into English, Italian, Romanian, and Greek; and partially translated into Nahuatl, Portuguese, Hindi, and Turkish.

Gloria VandoGloria Vando’s books and poems have won numerous awards, including the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Faye di Castagnola Award, Latino Literary Hall of Fame’s Best Poetry Book of the Year, the first Kansas Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship (1989-91), Thorpe Menn Book Award, and others. Her work is widely anthologized, notably in the Grammy-nominated Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work 1888-2006. She is founding publisher/editor of Helicon Nine, a literary press, which received the first Kansas Governor’s Arts Award (1989-91). She has served on literature panels for the NEA and various State Arts Councils, is a contributing editor to the North American Review, and serves on the boards of the Venice Arts Council and Beyond Baroque.


December 8, 2023
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
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Kansas City, MO United States
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