Tanaya Winder, an enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Colorado. She received a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. Winder is the author of Words Like Love (West End Press, 2015). With Joy Harjo, she coedited Soul Talk, Song Language: Conversations with Joy Harjo (Wesleyan University Press, 2011). She has received awards and fellowships from the First Peoples Fund and A Room of Her Own Foundation. The cofounder of the artist collective Dream Warriors Management, Winder currently serves as the director of the University of Colorado–Boulder’s Upward Bound Program.