Renny Golden is an activist and award-winning author. Her book Blood Desert: Witnesses, 1820-1880 (UNM Press) won the WILLA Literary Award for poetry in 2011, was Named a Southwest Notable Book of the Year in 2012, and was a finalist for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.
Her rivers are urgent witnesses; her rivers sing truths, shimmer in the darkness. Here are songs pure as water to nourish and cleanse us in the season of lies." - Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street