"Will surely become a landmark document for the
--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."
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
- Read an interview with Terry Tempest Williams entitled "Testimony, Refuge, and the Sense of Place - A Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams," by David Thomas Sumner, in Weber Studies (Volume 19.3, Spring/Summer 2003). This interview includes info about how the book Testimony came into existence and its subsequent impact.
- Read an interview with Stephen Trimble entitled "Testimony, Landscape and the West - A Conversation with Stephen Trimble," by David Thomas Sumner, in Weber Studies (Volume 19.3, Spring/Summer 2003).
- Stephen Trimble's web site, with lots of information and links to his work, which includes photography, writing, and teaching.
- Stephen Trimble on the Natural History Museum of Utah web site
- "Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony," a book published by Milkweed Editions in response to the call for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
- Excerpt "A Landscape of Possibility" by Rick Bass, in Outside Magazine, December, 1995.
- Article by Stephen Trimble, entitled "
Walking on a Dream: Utah's New Pioneers Build the Bonneville Shoreline Trail", in April 29, 1998 edition of Land and People Magazine, on the Trust for Public Land website.