Kathryn Wilder lives off the grid in southwestern Colorado next door to a herd of mustangs. Her memoir, Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West, will be published by Torrey House Press in May of 2021. Other writings, including Best American Essays notable essays, have appeared in High Desert Journal, Contra Viento, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Southern Indiana Review, High Country News, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, was a 2016 Artist in Residence at Denali National Park and Preserve, 2016 and 2019 finalist for the Ellen Meloy Fund Desert Writers'Award, and a 2018 finalist for the Waterston Desert Writing Prize.

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