Renny Golden is a writer and activist and she teaches Peace Studies at the University of New Mexico. Golden’s poetry book Blood Desert: Witnesses 1820-1880 was published by the University of New Mexico Press in December 2010. Her book of poetry The Hour of the Furnaces, about the war years in El Salvador, was nominated for a National Book Award in 2000. Her book War on the Family: Imprisoned Mothers and the Families They Leave Behind, (NY: Routledge), 2005, was a Finalist for the C Wright Mills Award. Desert Delight Contributor.