Author talk and reading presented with special guest T.J. Holmes by Cortez Public Library on October 4, 2022 from 5 – 6pm at Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park Street, Cortez, CO 81321
Kathryn Wilder’s memoir, Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West, won a 2022 Colorado Book Award and a Silver Nautilus Book Award. Wilder’s essays have been cited in Best American Essays and have appeared in such publications as High Desert Journal, River Teeth, Midway Journal, Fourth Genre, and High Country News. A graduate of the low-rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Wilder lives among mustangs and cows in Disappointment Valley and Dolores.
T.J. Holmes lives in the high desert of Colorado’s undisappointing and endlessly fascinating Disappointment Valley with mustangs and other neighbors of the four-legged variety. She documents Spring Creek Basin’s mustangs and acts as a birth-control provider (as a BLM volunteer) with the goal of reducing the need for roundups and removals of the wild horses that were there first and should be there always.