Willa Cather’s novel The Song of the Lark, in particular a passage about shards of broken pottery in Mesa Verde National Park, inspires writer Judy Benson to visit both Mesa Verde and Chaco Culture National Historical Park to learn about life from 850-1250 CE.
"Potsherds: A Woman Follows Willa Cather's Inspiration to a Remote New Mexico Park,"
Appalachia: Vol. 68
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/appalachia/vol68/iss2/5