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Kathryn Wilder

Kathryn Wilder. Photo by TJ Holmes 

Kathryn Wilder has spent years in California, Hawai`i, and the American Southwest, on horseback, in outrigger canoes, on rivers. Her essays and stories have appeared in publications such as Southern Indiana Review, Midway Journal, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Sierra; many Hawai`i magazines; and half a dozen anthologies. She was a Spur Storyteller Award finalist with artist Redwing T. Nez for Forbidden Talent, a children’s picture book (Northland Publishing 1995), and has received Pushcart Prize, Western Heritage Award, and Hawai`i’s Elliot Cades Award nominations. She is currently part of the low-residency creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction; previous degrees include an MA in English/creative writing from Northern Arizona University and a BA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Today Wilder lives among mustangs on the Colorado Plateau, and advocates for use of the fertility control vaccine PZP, healthy herd and habitat management, and continued freedom for wild horses. Her in-progress novel and literary nonfiction manuscripts give voice to her mustang experiences and advocacy.

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