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Books by Terry Tempest Williams

  • The Secret Language of Snow (for children), co-authored with Ted Major, illustrations by Jennifer Dewey, Sierra Club/Pantheon Books (San Francisco), 1984.

  • Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland, Scribner (New York), 1984.

  • Between Cattails, (verse; for children), illustrations by Peter Parnall, Scribner (New York), 1985.

  • Coyote's Canyon, Gibbs-Smith (Salt Lake City, UT), 1989.

  • Earthly Messengers, (poetry; limited edition) Western Slope (Salt Lake City, UT), 1989.

  • Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Pantheon Books (New York), 1991.

  • An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field, (essays) , Pantheon Books (New York), 1994.

  • Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape, (essays) , Pantheon Books (New York), 1995.

  • Great and Peculiar Beauty: A Utah Centennial Reader, edited with Thomas J. Lyon, Gibbs-Smith (Salt Lake City, UT), 1995.

  • Testimony: Writers in Defense of the Wilderness, (essays) , compiled with Stephen Trimble, Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis), 1996.

  • New Genesis: A Mormon Reader on Land and Community, (essays) , edited with William B. Smart, and Gibbs M. Smith, Gibbs-Smith (Salt Lake City, UT), 1998.

  • Leap , Pantheon Books (New York), 2000.

  • Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert (essays), Pantheon Books (New York), 2001.

  • The Open Space of Democracy (essays), Orion Society (Great Barrington, MA), 2004.

  • Illuminated Desert, Art by Chloe Hedden, Canyonlands Natural History Association (Moab, UT), 2008.

  • Finding Beauty in a Broken World, Pantheon Books (New York), 2008.

Books with contributions by Terry Tempest Williams

  • (Author of Foreword) David B. Madsen Exploring the Fremont, Utah Museum of Natural History (Salt Lake City), 1989.

  • (Author of included essay) Edited by Paul Merchant, Wendell Berry, Confluence (Lewiston, Idaho), 1991, pp. 61-67.

  • Greater Yellowstone: The National Park and Adjacent Wildlands , by Rick Reese, American and World Geographic Publishing (Helena, MT), 1991.

  • (With Bill McKibben and William Least Heat-Moon), Three Essays Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA), 1993.

  • (Author of Foreward) H. Jackson Clark The Owl in Monument Canyon, and Other Stories from Indian Country, edited by Jackson Clark, University of Utah Press (Salt Lake City), 1993.

  • (Author of Foreward) Stone Time, Southern Utah: A Portrait and a Meditation, Clear Light (Weehawken, NJ), 1994.

  • (Author of Introduction) John Bradley, Editor Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, Coffeehouse Press (Minneapolis), 1995.

  • (Author of Foreword) Photography by Tom Till; Text by Brooke Williams Utah: A Centennial Celebration, Westcliffe Publishers (Englewood, CO), 1995.

  • Sacred Land of the Southwest, Monacelli Press, 1996.

  • (Author of new Foreword) Margaret E. Murie Two in the Far North, Alaska Northwest Books (Seattle, WA), 1997.

  • (Author of Introduction) Mary Austin Land of Little Rain, Penguin Books (New York), 1997.

  • (Author of Introduction) Katie Lee, All My Rivers Are Gone: A Journey of Discovery through Glen Canyon, Johnson Books (Boulder, CO), 1998.

  • (Author of Epilogue) Introduction by Jill Eikenberry, Art. Rage. Us.: Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer, Chronicle Books (San Francisco), 1998.

  • (Author of included essay) Edited by Robert Keiter, Foreward by Page Stegner, Reclaiming the Native Home of Hope: Community, Ecology, and The American West, University of Utah Press/Wallace Stegner Center (Salt Lake City, UT), 1998.

  • (Author of keynote) Edited and with an Introduction by Robert E. Fleming, Hemingway and the Natural World, University of Idaho Press (Moscow, ID), 1999. "Hemingway and the Natural World," Keynote Address, Seventh International Hemingway Conference.

  • (Author of Foreword) Glyphs: Moab Writers & Poets Project Regional Anthology, River Road Press (Moab, UT), 2000.

  • (Author of Foreword) Essay by Andy Grundberg, exhibition curator, In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places, Bulfinch Press, September, 2001.

  • (Author of Foreword) Judith L. Connor and Nora L. Deans, Jellies, Living Art, Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation (Monterey, CA), 2002.

  • (Author of included essay) Jock Reynolds, Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2002.

  • (With Richard Nelson and Barry Lopez), Patriotism and the American Land, Orion Society (Great Barrington, MA), 2002.

  • (Author of Foreword) Edited by David Krieger, The Poetry of Peace, Capra Press, (Santa Barbara, CA), 2002.

  • (Author of Introduction) Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety, Modern Library, (New York), 2002.

  • (Author of Foreword) Laura Simms, The Robe of Love: Secret Instructions for the Heart, Codhill Press, (NY), 2002.

  • (Author of included essay) Edited by Rick Bass, Introduction by Mike Dombek, The Roadless Yaak: Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wilderness Areas, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2002.

  • (Author of Introduction) Katie Lee, All My Rivers Are Gone: A Journey of Discovery Through Glen Canyon, Johnson Books (Boulder, CO), 2003.

  • (Author of included poem) Subhankar Banerjee, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, The Mountaineers Books (Seattle, WA), 2003. "Wild Mercy."

  • (Author of Foreword) Henry David Thoreau, Walden, One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Shambhala Publications (Boston, MA), 2004.

  • (Author of Introduction) Essays by Lucy Lippard, Rebecca Solnit, and James Crump, Meridel Rubenstein: Belonging: Los Alamos to Vietnam: Photoworks and Installations, St. Ann's Press (Los Angeles, CA), 2004.

  • (Author of Foreword) Blake Spalding, Jennifer Castle, with Lavinia Spalding, and Photographs by Eric Swanson, With a Measure of Grace, The Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant, Provecho Press (Santa Fe, NM), 2004.

  • (Author of Essays) Photographs by Edward Riddell, The Range of Memory, Clark City Press (Livingston, MT), 2006.

  • (Author of Foreword) Edward Abbey, Edited and Introduced by David Petersen, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast, Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis, MN), August, 2006.

  • (Contributor) Edited by Barry Lopez and Debra GwartneyHome Ground: Language for an American Landscape, Trinity University Press (San Antonio, TX), 2006.

  • (Author of Foreword) Peter Blaze Corcoran and A. James Wohlpart, A Voice for Earth: American Writers Respond to the Earth Charter, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 2008.

  • (Author of Introduction) Foreword by Temple Grandin, and Photographs by Rosalie Winard, Wild Birds of the American Wetlands, Welcome Books (New York), 2008.

  • (Author of Essay) Debra Bloomfield, Still: Oceanscapes, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 2008.


Books about Terry Tempest Williams

  • Edward Leuder, Editor, in 'Landscape, People, and Place: Robert Finch and Terry Tempest Williams,' Writing Natural History: dialogues with authors, University of Utah Press (Salt Lake City), 1989. Reprinted in 1999.

  • Mickey Pearlman Listen to Their Voices: Twenty Interviews with Women Who Write W. W. Norton (New York), 1993. pp 121-133.

  • Karla Armbruster Rewriting a Genealogy with the Earth: Women and Nature in the Works of Terry Tempest Williams, Southwestern American Literature, 22 (1995): 209-220.

  • Lorraine Anderson, Terry Tempest Williams, pages 973-988 in American Nature Writers, Scribner's, (New York), 1996.

  • Kip Clark and Deb Thornton, Terry Tempest Williams, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 206: Twentieth-Century American Western Writers, First Series. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Richared H. Cracroft, Brigham Young University. Gale Group, 1999. pp. 303-309.

  • Melissa Goldthwaite, Terry Tempest Williams, in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 275: Twentieth-Century American Nature Writers: Prose. Edited by Roger Thompson and J. Scott Bryson. The Gale Group, 2003, pp.344-351.

  • F. Marina Shauffler, Turning to Earth: Stories of Ecological Conversion, University of Virginia Press, (Charlottesville, VA), April, 2003.

  • Edited by Katherine R. Chandler and Melissa A. Goldthwaite, Surveying the Literary Landscapes of Terry Tempest Williams: New Critical Essays, University of Utah Press, (Salt Lake City, UT), October, 2003.

  • Terre Satterfield and Scott Slovic, Editors, What's Nature Worth? Narrative Expressions of Environmental Values, University of Utah Press, (Salt Lake City, UT), March, 2004.

  • Michael Austin, Editor, A Voice in the Wilderness: Conversations with Terry Tempest Williams, Utah State University Press, (Logan, UT), August, 2006.

Further Readings About the Author

  • Scientific American, December, 1984, pp.27-30.

  • Belles Lettres, winter, 1991-92, pp.60-61; spring, 1995, pp.32-34.

  • Memory is the Only Way Home: A Conversational Interview with Terry Tempest Williams, by David Petersen, Bloomsbury Review, December, 1991, pp.8-9; November/December, 1994, p.12.

  • Women's Review of Books, March, 1992, p.10; June, 1995, pp.17-18.

  • Body of evidence, by C. Leaf, Harper's Bazaar, Jan92, Vol. 125 Issue 3361, p.32, 2 p. Profiles Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist-in-residence at Utah's Museum of Natural History.

  • Clan of the one-breasted women, by N.B. Cardozo, Audubon, Jan/Feb92, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p.104, 2 p. Reviews the book 'Refuge'.

  • True grit (cover story), by Melissa Stanton and Joe McNally, Life, 4/5/93, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p.76, 12 p. Pays tribute to western women both past and present.

  • Refuge, by Lisa Anderson, Whole Earth Review, Fall93, Issue 80, p.90, 2 p. Reviews the book 'Refuge'.

  • A fierce responsibility, by Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones, Mar/Apr94, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p.17, 1/2 p. Reports on naturalist and writer Tery Tempest Williams' involvement in a public-lands debate in Utah..

  • Rhinos and desert bombs, by James N. Baker, Newsweek, 5/2/94, Vol. 123 Issue 18, p.58, 1/2 p. Reviews the book 'Unspoken Hunger'.

  • Mother earth, by John Hanson Mitchell, New York Times Book Review, 9/4/94, Vol. 143 Issue 49809, p.6, 1/2 p. Reviews the book 'Unspoken Hunger'.

  • Georgia Review, fall, 1994, pp.601-09.

  • Workbook, winter, 1994-95, p.176.

  • Rocky Mountain Review of Books, Volume 49, number 1, 1995, pp.106-12.

  • Friend of the earth, by Susan Reed and Cathy Free, People, 7/15/96, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p.145, 3 p. Presents the argument of Terry Tempest Williams against the opening of 20 million acres of Southern Utah's buttes and canyons to commercial development.

  • New York Times Book Review, September 4, 1996, p.6.

  • Terry Tempest Williams and Ona Siporin: A Conversation, by Ona Siporin, Western American Literature, Vol. 31(1996): 99-113.

  • The insistence of Being, a profile of Terry Tempest Williams, Yoga Journal, Jan/Feb, 1997.

  • A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams, by Jocelyn Bartkevicius and Mary Hussman, Iowa Review, Spring1997, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p.1, 23 p. This interview accompanies an article by Terry Tempest Williams, entitled 'To Be Taken.'

  • Terry Tempest Williams, by Karen Olson, Utne Reader, May/Jun2000, Issue 99, p.102, 2 p. Interviews writer Terry Tempest Williams about current reading list, sources of daily news, mass media's portrayal of Mormons.

  • Leap (Book Review), by Donna Seaman, Chicago Tribune, 05/14/2000. Reviews the book 'Leap'.

  • Leap (Book Review), by Sandra Collins, Library Journal, 05/15/2000, Vol. 125 Issue 9, p.100, 1/6 p. Reviews the book 'Leap'.

  • Paradise lost and found in three old panels, by Karen Campbell, Christian Science Monitor, 06/22/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 148, p.18, 1 p. Reviews the book 'Leap'.

  • Leap (Book Review), by Jillian Dunham, New York Times Book Review, 07/03/2000, Vol. 149 Issue 51458, p.17, 1/5 p. Reviews the book 'Leap'.

  • Leap (Book Review), by Juliet Patterson, Rain Taxi, Review of Books Summer2000. Reviews the book 'Leap'.

  • Field Trips; Exploring Nature by Looking Within, by Suzanne Richardson, Washington Post, 12/012000. About the retreat, Restoring the Landscapes of Our Lives.

  • When Wings Open, by Laura Simms, Parabola, Spring2001, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p.84, 6p. Focuses on the book 'Leap'.

  • Leap, School Library Journal, Jun2001, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p.189, 1/6 p. Reviews the book 'Leap'.

  • Modern efficiency vs. one task at a time, by Marilyn Gardner Christian Science Monitor, Jul 3, 2001. Focuses on the essay 'Ode to Slowness,' in the forthcoming book "Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert."

  • Red (Book Review), by Maureen J. Delaney-Lehman, Library Journal, Aug 1, 2001, Vol 126 Issue 13, p.155, 1/5 p. Reviews the book 'Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert.'

  • Terry Tempest Williams: the Emerson of the West, by John Nzalowski, Inside Outside Southwest, Durango, Colorado, September, 2001 issue.

  • LEAP (Book Review), by Lorraine Anderson, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 8.1, Winter 2001, pp. 221-222.

  • Williams takes bold stand for the land in RED, by Joanna Rose, The Oregonian, September 23, 2001.

  • Book tour becomes traveling vigil (Book review and info on book tour event), by Dan Webster, The Spokesman-Review, a Spokane, WA newspaper, October 4, 2001.

  • Williams' love for the land, by Ianthe Brautigan, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, October 2001.

  • Seeing Red (Book Review and Interview), by Katherine Eastburn, Colorado Springs Independent, a Colorado Springs, CO newspaper, October 11, 2001.

  • Apologists for America's wild ... (RED Book Review), by Mark Baechtel, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Oct 14, 2001.

  • Discoveries (RED Book Review), by Susan Salter Reynolds, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2001, Record Edition, page 1.

  • Rhapsody in Red: a naturalist's paean to Utah's rocky wilderness (RED Book Review), by Andrew Roe, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, December 2, 2001.

  • Terry Tempest Williams And the New Meaning Of America's Wilderness, by Brandon Griggs, The Salt Lake Tribune, Sunday, December 2, 2001, about the RED book tour event (December 4, 2001) in Salt lake City, UT.

  • Natural Prayers (RED Book Review), by Donna Seaman, The Ruminator Review, Winter 2001-2002, page 24.

  • Mormon Author Draws Inspiration From Land and Life; Literature: Terry Tempest Williams confounds critics with her personal choices as she delights readers with keen insights and a love of nature, by Catherine S. Blake, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 9, 2001, Record edition, page B.11.

  • RED: Passion and Patience in the Desert (Book Review), by Melissa Goldthwaite, Western American Literature, Vol. 37.1, Spring 2002.

  • To the ends of the earth (RED Book Review), by Ann Jones, The Women's Review of Books, May 2002, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p16, 2p.

  • RED (Book Review), by Lorraine Anderson, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, volume 9.2, Summer 2002, pages 261-262.

  • Guardian of the red rock: a profile of Terry Tempest Williams, by Harriot Manley, Sunset, September, 2002, Vol 208 Issue 9, p14, 2p, 1c.

  • The Sorcery of Literature: Terry Tempest Williams and Her Stories of the West, by Jan Whitt, Journal of the West, Winter 2002, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p83, 7p, 1bw.

  • Testimony, Refuge, and the Sense of Place - A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams, by David Thomas Sumner, Weber Studies, Volume 19.3, Spring/Summer 2003.

  • Reclaiming the Sacred Landscape: Terry Tempest Williams, Kathleen Norris, and the Other Nature Writing, by Charles Mitchell, Women's Studies, Mar2003, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p165, 18p.

  • Finding One's Place in the "Family of Things": Terry Tempest Williams and a Geography of Self, by Jeannette E. Riley, Women's Studies, Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p585, 18p.

  • A Spell So Exquisite: An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams, by Donna Seaman, Ruminator Review, Number 16, Winter 2003-2004, p18, 3p.

  • The Natural World: A Program to Create an Ethic of Place, by Malcolm G. Scully, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Section: The Chronicle Review, Volume 50, Issue 49, Page B15.

  • Tempest Tossed: For Utah naturalist and author Terry Tempest Williams, 2004 was another year of speaking dangerously, by Jake Parkinson, The cover story in the Salt Lake City Weekly, published December 23, 2004, is entitled "Tempest Tossed: For Utah naturalist and author Terry Tempest Williams, 2004 was another year of speaking dangerously," by Jake Parkinson, Salt Lake City Weekly, December 23, 2004.

  • Terry Tempest Williams Interview, by David Kupfer, The Progressive, February, 2005, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p35-39.

  • We Leave Our Doors Wide Open, Terrain.org interviews Terry Tempest Williams, author, naturalist, & environmental activist, Terrain.org, Issue 17, Fall/Winter 2005.

  • Below the Tetons, National Geographic Traveler, July/August 2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p108-113.

  • Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Book Review), by Donna Seaman, Booklist, August 1, 2008, Vol.104 Issue22, p4.

  • Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Book Review), Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2008, Vol.76 Issue 16, p65.

  • Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Book Review), Publishers Weekly, August 18, 2008, Vol. 255 Issue 33, p53.

  • A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams, Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, Summer 2008, Number 58, p59.

  • Gathering up the fragments, Christian Century, by Stephanie Paulsell, February 10, 2009, Vol. 126 Issue 3, p37.

  • A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams, by John Sterling, High Desert Journal, Spring 2009.

Work Represented in Anthologies

  • Sisters of the Earth, edited by Lorraine Anderson, Vintage Books (New York), 1991. "The Bowl" and "A Woman's Dance."

  • On Nature's Terms: Contemporary Voices, edited by Rick Bass, Texas A & H University Press (College Station), 1992.

  • Changing Community (The Graywolf Annual 10), edited by Scott Walker, Graywolf Press, 1993.

  • Visions and Voices of the Northwest, edited by Joanna Hays, University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery (Moscow, ID), 1993.

  • Reading the environment, edited by Melissa Walker, W.W. Norton & Co. (New York), 1994.

  • Words from the Land, edited by Stephen Trimble, University of Nevada Press (Reno, NV), 1995.

  • From the island's edge : a Sitka reader, edited by Carolyn Servid, Graywolf Press (Saint Paul, MN), 1995. "Buried Poems."

  • Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women, edited by Wendy Martin, Beacon Press (Boston), 1996.

  • The Soul of Nature: Celebrating the Spirit of the Earth, edited by Michael Tobias and Georgianne Cowan, Plume, a division of Penguin Books (New York), 1996.

  • In short: a collection of brief creative nonfiction, edited by Judith Kitchen, Mary Paumier Jones, W.W. Norton & Co. (New York), 1996.

  • The Norton Reader, Ninth Edition, edited by Linda Peterson, et al., W. W. Norton & Co. (New York), 1996.

  • Women in the Wild: True Stories of Adventure and Connection, edited by Lucy McCauley, Travelers' Tales (San Francisco, CA), 1998.

  • Reclaiming the Native Home of Hope: Community, Ecology and the American West, edited by Robert B. Keiter, foreword by Page Stegner, University of Utah Press (Salt Lake City, UT), 1998.

  • Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World, Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers, by John Miller, introduction by Anjelica Huston, New World Library (Novato, CA), 1998. Terry Tempest Williams writes about Rachel Carson.

  • Hemingway and the natural world, edited by Robert E. Fleming, University of Idaho Press (Moscow, ID), 1999. "Hemingway and the Natural World," Keynote Address, Seventh International Hemingway Conference / Terry Tempest Williams.

  • The literary west : an anthology of western American literature, edited by Thomas J. Lyon, Oxford University Press (New York), 1999. "Snowy Plovers" from Refuge.

  • At home on the earth : becoming native to our place : a multicultural anthology, edited by David Landis Barnhill, University of California Press (Berkeley), 1999. "A Sprig of Sage."

  • The Gift of Birds , edited by Larry Habegger and Amy G. Carlson, Travelers' Tales (San Francisco, CA), 1999.

  • Grand Canyon: True Stories of Life Below the Rim, edited by Sean O'Reilly, James O'Reilly & Larry Habegger, Travlers' Tales (San Francisco, CA), 1999.

  • American Nature Writing 1999, edited by John Murray, Oregon State University Press (Corvallis, OR), 1999.

  • Literature and the Environment, edited by Lorraine Anderson, Scott Slovic, and John P. O'Grady, Addison Wesley Longman (New York), 1999. "The Erotic Landscape" and "The Clan of One-Breasted Women."

  • Shadow cat : encountering the American mountain lion, edited by Susan Ewing and Elizabeth Grossman, Sasquatch Books (Seattle), 1999. "Looking for Abbey's Lion."

  • Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective, edited by Michael Schut, Living the Good News Press (Denver), 1999. "Winter Solstice at the Moab Slough."

  • Nature's fading chorus : classic and contemporary writings on amphibians, edited by Gordon L. Miller, Island Press (Washington, D.C.), 2000. Excerpt from Desert Quartet.

  • Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader, edited by John Bradley, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ), 2000.

  • Heart of a Nation : Writers and Photographers Inspired by the American Landscape, introduction by Barry Lopez, National Geographic Society, October, 2000. "The Birthing Rock," later published as "Labor" in RED.

  • Getting Over the Color Green: Contemporary Environmental Literature of the Southwest, edited by Scott Slovic, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ), 2001. "Daybook: Bosque del Apache, New Mexico" and "Homecoming."

  • Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony, compiled by Hank Lentfer and Carolyn Servid, Milkweed Editions (Minneapolis), 2001.

  • At Home on This Earth, edited by Lorraine Anderson and Thomas S. Edwards, University Press of New England (Hanover, NH), 2002. "Winter Solstice at the Moab Slough."

  • The Soul Unearthed, edited by Cass Adams, Sentient Publications (Boulder, CO), 2002.

  • The Good in Nature and Humanity: Connecting Science Religion and Spirituality with the Natural World, edited by Stephen R. Kellert and Timothy J. Farnham, Island Press, 2002.

  • September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, edited by William Heyer, Etruscan Press (Silver Spring, MD), 2002.

  • God is Love: Essays from Portland Magazine, edited by Brian Doyle, Augsburg Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2003. "Santa Teresa."

  • Uncommon Threads: Reading and Writing about Contemporary America, edited by Robert Newman, Jean Bohner, and Melissa C. Johnson, Longman (New York, NY), 2003. "The Clan of One-Breasted Women."

  • The Sundance Reader, edited by Mark Connelly, Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 2003. "Yucca."

  • Sisters of the Earth, 2nd edition, edited by Lorraine Anderson, Vintage Books (New York), 2003. "The Bowl" and "Clearcut."

  • Making Connections: Mother Daughter Travel Adventures, edited by Wendy Knight, Seal Press (Seattle, WA), 2003. "Refuge."

  • Open House: Writers Redefine Home, edited by Mark Doty, Graywolf Press (Saint Paul, MN), 2003. "The Color of Drought."

  • Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening, edited by Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson, North Point Press Press (New York, NY), 2004. Excerpt from "Refuge."

  • The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, edited by Paul Rogat Loeb, Basic Books (New York, NY), 2004. "The Clan of One-Breasted Women."

  • Saving Place: The Ecocomposition Reader, edited by Sidney Dobrin, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2004. "West of Eden."

  • Wild Nevada: Testimonies on Behalf of the Desert, edited by Scott Slovic and Roberta Moore, University of Nevada Press (Reno, NV), 2004. "A Gesture of Faith and Forgiveness."

Periodicals

  • The spirit of Rachel Carson, Audubon, Jul/Aug 1992, Vol 94 Issue 4, p.104, 4 pages. Pays tribute to the life and work of the late biologist and writer Rachel Carson, whose landmark book 'Silent Spring'(1962) led to the birth of the environmental movement.

  • All that is hidden, Sierra, Mar/Apr 1993, Vol 78 Issue 2, p.74, 4 pages. Discusses the signing of the 'Hold Harmless' agreement issued by the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, and protecting the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

  • The wild card, Wilderness(1995), Summer 1993, Vol 56 Issue 201, p.26, 4 pages. Articulates a woman's call to community, and presents a poet's vision of environmentalism reinvented.

  • The village watchman, Utne Reader, Mar/Apr 1994, Issue 62, p.100, 4 pages. Narrates a story about the author's mentally handicapped uncle Alan, and life lessons the author learned from him.

  • Elements of love, New England Review, Winter 1994, Vol 16 Issue 1, p.5, 3 pages. Part I. Explores the erotics of place within the desert landscapes of Utah. Personification of the Canyonlands, Arches, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon in the context of air.

  • Elements of love, New England Review, Spring 1994, Vol 16 Issue 2, p.69, 2 pages. Part II. Explores the erotics of place within the desert landscapes of Utah. Personification of the Canyonlands, Arches, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon in the context of air.

  • Elements of love, New England Review, Summer 1994, Vol 16 Issue 3, p.105, 2 pages. Part III. Explores the erotics of place within the desert landscapes of Utah. Personification of the Canyonlands, Arches, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon in the context of air.

  • Elements of love, New England Review, Fall 1994, Vol 16 Issue 4, p.97, 2 pages. Part IV. Explores the erotics of place within the desert landscapes of Utah. Personification of the Canyonlands, Arches, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon in the context of air.

  • Cultural conservation, Women's Sports & Fitness, Nov/Dec 1994, Vol 16 Issue 8, p.98, 2 pages. Discusses a lake inside the coast of British Columbia that the Heiltsuk people believe possessed spiritual qualities, the biologically diverse ecosystem, and work being done by the Round River Conservation Studies.

  • A 'Downwinder' in Hiroshima, Nation, 5/15/95, Vol 260 Issue 19, p.661, 4 pages. Discusses the impact of the bombardment of Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II on the city and the healthof its people.

  • Open for business?, New York Times, 6/20/95, Vol 144 Issue 50098, p.A 15. Opinion. Focuses on the Utah Public Lands Management Act introduced by Utah's Congressional delegations as of June 1995. Details and implications of the bill.

  • Daybook: Bosque del Apache, New Mexico, and Homecoming, Southwestern American Literature, 21, No. 1 (Fall 1995).

  • A bedrock of democracy, Audubon, May/Jun 1996, Vol 98 Issue 3, p.120, 1 page. Focuses on a bill introduced in the United States Congress which was designed by remove protection from an area of wilderness in Utah which was previously protected.

  • My cry for wilderness, Utne Reader, May/Jun 1996, Issue 75, p.80, 1 page. Presents information on the presentation of the Utah Public Lands Management Act to the United States Congress in the summer of 1995 by Senator Orrin Hatch and Representative Jim Hansen.

  • Listening days, Parabola, Spring 1997, Vol 22 Issue 1, p.26, 6 pages. Presents the author's experiences with her grandfather.

  • To Be Taken, Iowa Review, Spring1997, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p.1, 23 p. Includes interview plus article.

  • He loved to be in our face. Still does, no doubt. Outside magazine, October 1997.

  • The erotics of place, Whole Earth, Winter 1997, Issue 91, p.53, 2 pages. Presents an excerpt from the book 'An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field.'

  • The frog necklace, Backpacker, Feb 1998, Vol 26 Issue 1, p.115, 2 pages. Presents an excerpt from the book 'Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape.'

  • Places of the Heart, National Parks, May/Jun 1999, Vol 73 Issue 5/6, p.29, 3 pages. Presents information on Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

  • Clearcut, Sierra, Sep/Oct 1999, Vol 84 Issue 5, p.42, 2 pages. Presents an essay which reveals the sentiment of a woman with a breast cancer.

  • On Hemingway and his influence, Hemingway Review, 1999 Centennial Issue, Vol 18, Issue 2, p.115, 18pages. Presents contemporary authors' views on the influence that writer Ernest Hemingway will have on American literature n the 21st century.

  • A shark in the mind of one contemplating wilderness, Nation, 11/29/99, Vol 269, Issue 18, p.42, 3pages. Reacts to the exhibition of a preserved tiger shark at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City.

  • Getting it Right, Sierra, Jan/Feb 2000, Vol 85 Issue 1, p.40, 8 pages. Unveils views and opinion of environmental visionaries regarding some issues on the future of environment.

  • Lighting the Match, Whole Terrain, 2000-2001, issue entitled Serious Play.

  • A Peach in the Wilderness, Nature Conservency, Jan/Feb 2001.

  • A Bow to the Caribou, Wilderness, Winter2001/2002, p29, 2p.

  • Scattered Potsherds, Orion Online, Writers Respond to Crisis, November 5, 2001.

  • Red Rock Country, National Geographic Traveler, Oct2001, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p112, 2p, 2c.

  • To singe our souls into action, Kansas City Star, October 6, 2001. Includes the revised essay, "Strike Moment".

  • Chewing Up a Fragile Land, New York Times, February 21, 2002, Vol. 151 Issue 52036, pA23, 0p, 1bw. Op-Ed piece focusing on the Bush administration energy plan.

  • A City of Salt and Granite, Official Souvenir Program, Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games, 2002.

  • Prayer Dogs, Creative Nonfiction, Issue 19: Diversity Dialogues, Summer 2002.

  • Disappearance, Orion, Volume 21, No. 3, Summer 2002.

  • Parallel Turns, Skiing, September 2002, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p152, 2p, 1c.

  • Disbelief grips a city and a nation, Denver Post, September 10, 2002.

  • Unfinished Business, Yoga Journal, November 2002.

  • An American in Florence, Denver Post, November 24, 2002, Op-Ed piece.

  • In the Shadow of Extinction, New York Times, February 2, 2003, Vol. 152 Issue 52382, p15, 0p-Ed.

  • A lesson in engagement from Mary Page Stegner, Writers on the Range, High Country News, February 17, 2003.

  • Listening to the Land, Ruminator Review, Number 15, Fall 2003, p7.

  • Speaking for the Wild, Hooked on the Outdoors, October, 2003, p35-40.

  • Big Game, Sports Illustrated, October 20, 2003, p35.

  • Commencement, Orion, March/April, 2004.

  • Ground Truthing, Orion, May/June, 2004.

  • Engagement, Orion, July/August, 2004.

  • On Underdown and Quill: On poetry, compassion and finding one's voice, Hope Magazine, Issue 45, September/October, 2004.

  • Prayer Dogs, Creative Nonfiction, Issue 24-25: In Fact: the Best of Creative Non-Fiction, Winter 2004.

  • My Brother's Bones, Water~Stone Review, 2005(Volume 8).

  • The Juniper Tree, Backpacker, December 2006, Vol. 34, Issue 9, p64.

  • The Spectacle of Wings, Audubon, May/June 2008, Vol. 110, Issue 3, p84.

  • Terry Tempest Williams, Arizona Highways, December 2008, Vol. 84 Issue12, p19.

  • Dinner Party Diplomacy The Progressive, February, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 2, p.16.

  • How Can We Be of Use? The Progressive, March, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 3, p22.

  • Felon or Folk Hero, The Progressive, April, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 4, p14.

  • A Gift of Students, The Progressive, May, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 5, p16.

  • The Man with the White Hat, The Progressive, June, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 6, p22.

  • Hard Questions, The Progressive, July, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 7, p14.

  • A Prayer to Awaken, The Progressive, August, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 8, p16.

  • A Cloud of Swans, The Progressive, September, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 9, p14.

  • Landscapes of War, The Progressive, October, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 10, p13.

  • The Open Space of Democracy, Sierra, November-December, 2010, Vol. 95, Issue 6, p44.

  • An Elegant American, The Progressive, November, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 11, p16.

  • Arctic Monument, The Progressive, December, 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 12, p16.

  • The Bounty of the Sea, The Progressive, February, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 2, p14.

  • Trading Wyoming for Gas, The Progressive, March, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 3, p18.

  • The Moment I Became a Feminist, The Progressive, April, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 4, p18.

  • Knowing Our Place, The Progressive, May, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 5, p14.

  • On the Trail of Big Coal, The Progressive, June, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 6, p14.

  • Walking with Gorillas, The Progressive, July, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 7, p14.

  • A Bowl of Cherries, The Progressive, August, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 8, p14.

  • Tim DeChristopher's Message, The Progressive, September, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 9, p13.

  • Ode to my Mentors, The Progressive, October, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 10, p14.

  • A Musical on my Faith, The Progressive, November, 2011, Vol. 75, Issue 11, p12.

Audio Recordings

  • The Naturalists, by Terry Tempest Williams, et al. Audio Cassette, March, 1997.

  • River of Song (CD), track 12, River Music. Audio excerpt available at link.

  • Slickrock and Sagebrush: Songs for Utah Wilderness(CD), available through Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Features many artists, including Philip Kent Bimstein/Abramyam String Quartet/Terry Tempest Williams.

  • Refuge, (CD), an intimate retelling of passages from the book, with music by David Darling, from Wind Over the Earth Music (now Curveblue.com).

  • Timpanogos, a Prayer for Mountain Grace, a CD by Kurt Bestor featuring the words of Terry Tempest Williams, and performed by the Utah Symphony and Chorus.

  • The Malling of America, by Barbara Bernstein, Parts I and II (two audio tapes). Aired on Alternative Radio in 1997 and 1999. About growth in the west. Includes a reading from Terry Tempest Williams.

  • Coyote's Canyon, by Terry Tempest Williams, [sound recording], Audio Press (Louisville, CO), 1990.

  • The Transformative Power of Art with Terry Tempest Williams, (New Dimensions, 2000, one cassette, $9.95, Tape #2821), New Dimensions 1-800-935-8273.

  • Bioneers 1999 conference tapes, 010 Evening Keynote ~ "Spirit in Action" - Sobonfu Somì, Terry Tempest Williams, Raffi, Marta Benavides & Senator Tom Hayden (Two-tape set), and 006 The Relationship between Nature, Spirit & Place - Terry Tempest Williams (10 minutes).

  • Wise Women of the Earth: It's All Intelligent, Part Seven, Bioneers radio series.

Video Recordings, Film and TV

  • A Desert Sea (Great Salt Lake) , narrated By Terry Tempest Williams, Produced by John Howe, KUED TV. 1993. VHS videocassette. Source: Barten Company.

  • Westwords: Six Western Writers, , AV# 87106 , Video Cassette - 60 minutes - Color - 1996. Six contemporary writers speak about their lives and concerns in this show; Ivan Doig, Tony Hillerman, Maxine Hong Kingston, William Kittredge, Terry Tempest Williams and Rudolfo Anaya each discuss how their ethnic heritage, their experiences and living in the American West have shaped their writing - and how their works have in turn affected the communities in which they live. Produced by Jean Walkin Shaw.

  • The White River: Canyon Under Siege, Video documentary produced by The Uintah Mountain Club, 25-minute production, narrated by long-time White River supporter, conservationist and author Terry Tempest Williams. It tells the story of a threatened wilderness oasis existing amid the oil and gas fields of northeastern Utah.

  • Wild Mind, DAVID ABRAM, author of "Spell of the Sensuous" and a leading voice in the Deep Ecology movement, shares his sense of the magic of the natural world TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS, writer and activist from Utah, author of "Desert Quartet" and fringe mormon, gives three readings from her poetic and ecological perspectives on individual and family.

  • Art of the Wild. Writers of prose and poetry express their philosophy, backgrounds, and deep devotion to the land and all its inhabitants. Includes: John Daniel, Gary Snyder, Jane Hirshfield, Gary Paul Nabhan, Pattiann Rogers, Luci Tapahonso, and Terry Tempest Williams. Images of nature and wilderness. 14-4180, 57 min. (c)1996 0-9638679-5-4.

  • Watershed: Writers, Nature, and Community, with Peter Mattheissen, Gary Snyder, and Terry Tempest Williams; a contemporary look at the relationship between people and place.

  • The West, Stephen Ives' nine-part, 12-and-a-half-hour film, shown on PBS. Terry Tempest Williams is a commentator in the series.

  • Arctic Dance: The Mardy Murie Story, a film biography of Margaret E. Murie. Arctic Dance is structured around conversations between Mardy Murie and Terry Tempest Williams, with archival photographs, historic clips, and footage of Mardyés later years. Available as a 75 minute VHS through the Murie Center.

Achievements, Awards and Positions Held

  • Naturalist-in-Resident at the Utah Museum of Natural History 1986 - 1996

  • Governing Council of The Wilderness Society 1989 - 1993

  • National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Award for Special Achievement, 1993

  • President's Council for Sustainable Development, western team member 1994 - 1995

  • National Parks and Conservation Association, advisory board member

  • Round River Conservation Studies, board member

  • The Nature Conservancy - Utah Chapter

  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance 1985–present

  • Advocate for America's Redrock Wilderness Act currently before U.S. Congress

  • Secret Language of Snow received the Children's Science Book Award in younger category from the New York Academy of Sciences, in 1984.

  • Inducted to the Rachel Carson Honor Roll.

  • Received the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Award for Special Achievement.

  • The Utne Reader named Terry Tempest Williams as one of their "Utne 100 Visionaries," in their words, "a person who could change your life."

  • Fellow for the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

  • Lannan Literary Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction.

  • Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Literary Grant

  • In 1999, Ms. Williams received "The Spirit of the West" award from the Mountain-Plains Booksellers Association for Special Literary Achievement.

  • Honorary Degree, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1999

  • Honorary Degree, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000

  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2002

  • Recognized by the Mormon Arts & Letters Association.

  • Honored by Physicians for Social Responsibility for "distinguished contributions in literature, ecology, and advocacy for an environmentally sustainable world."

  • In 2000, Terry Tempest Williams visited the Center for the American West as a Distinguished Lecturer.

  • Terry Tempest Williams received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities from the University of Utah in May, 2003.

  • Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities Program at the University of Utah, 2004 to present.

  • In May, 2004, Terry Tempest Williams was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC).

  • Terry Tempest Williams was the recipient of the 2005 Wallace Stegner Award by the Center for the American West.

  • Named for one of the founders of The Wilderness Society, the Robert Marshall Award is The Wilderness Society’s highest honor given to a private citizen. In September 2006 it was awarded to Terry Tempest Williams.

  • In 2006, Terry Tempest Williams also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association.

  • John Wesley Powell Award, The Grand Canyon Trust, 2008

  • Spirit of the Arctic Award, Alaska Wilderness League, 2008

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass, 2008

  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio, 2010

  • In 2009, Terry Tempest Williams was featured in Ken Burns' PBS series on the national parks.

  • Recipient of the 2010 David R. Brower Conservation Award for activism.

  • The Community of Christ International Peace Award was presented in 2011 to Terry Tempest Williams in recognition of significant peacemaking vision, advocacy and action.

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Terry Tempest Williams' papers are now housed at Bienecke Library, Yale University. Questions about the Williams’ papers may be directed to George Miles, Curator of Western Americana, at George.Miles@yale.edu or to Nancy Kuhl, Curator of American Literature for Poetry, at Nancy.Kuhl@yale.edu