Terry Tempest Williams
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Writers of the West
Speak on Behalf
of Utah Wilderness

Compiled by Terry Tempest
Williams and Stephen Trimble

"Will surely become a landmark document for the U.S. environmental movement."
--The Amicus Journal

"Good writing can make a place come alive. Testimony gives voice to the magnificence and quiet majesty of southern Utah's wilderness lands. I found its essays and poems useful in setting a tone for what is at stake in the battle over Utah wilderness, particularly for those who had never experienced the lands of the Basin and Range or Colorado Plateau. If writing itself can be an act of public service, then this collection is it."
--Senator Bill Bradley

Milkweed Editions
1996, Paperback, 100 pages.
ISBN: 1-57131-212-9


An extraordinary and historic statement on behalf of the land featuring pieces by twenty-one of the most prominent writers in America, Testimony was originally created as a limited edition presented to Congress. An effort to communicate through art the urgent need to preserve threatened lands, Testimony is a passionate and eloquent introduction to the environmental and political crisis that we all face, and asks us to decide how we value wilderness and what actions we must take to preserve it.

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