Telluride poet Kierstin Bridger gives voice to prostitutes of the Old West in her collection, Demimonde.

Prostitutes in Old West mining towns were relegated to the shadowy world of night. They were often shunned by their communities… and yet they played an important role in the history of the west. Demimonde translates as “half world” – it refers to the unspoken world of night that old west prostitutes inhabited. Listen to poet Kierstin Bridger talk about her book Demimonde on the Colorado Matters podcast.

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