Charlotte Lowe is a poet and critic living near the ranch on which she was raised in Patagonia, Arizona. As a poet she has traveled throughout the Southwest, teaching and reading her work on the Apache, Pima, Navajo, and Hopi Reservations for Poets-On-The-Road and Poet-In-The-Schools programs for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She taught for the Texas Commission on the Arts and served as Poet in Residence for Galveston Island. There she worked with patients at the Shriner’s Hospital for Burned Children and developed the program Dial-A-Poem featuring poetry written and read by Galveston writers of all ages. She also taught creative writing for the University of Houston at Clear Lake and seminars in writing for the College of the Mainland and for the Tucson/Pima Arts Council. Her awards include a First Place from the Academy of American Poets at the University of Arizona, the Writers at Work Award for an MFA student in writing from the University of Arizona, a Fellowship in Creative Writing from the Tucson/Pima Arts Council and a scholarship to study at the Prague Summer Workshop, sponsored by Western Michigan University and Charles University. Lowe has most recently studied at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program at Naropa University and privately with the poet, Jack Collom. Her collaborative work, "When The Light Hits Your Window," was a featured installation at the Faculty Art Show with artist Alfred J. Quiroz, based on Lowe’s non-fiction novel-in-progress The Apologetic Rapist. In Tucson she co-produced, wrote and performed comedic monologues in the literary comedy group Monolog Cabin.