Authors and Contributors

Terry Tempest Williams - Poet

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams is the author of over a dozen books on our relationship to place. Her books include Refuge, An Unspoken Hunger, and Leap. In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction.

Terry Tempest Williams is currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Moose, Wyoming, where her husband Brooke Williams is the executive director of The Murie Center.

Williams contributed a poem, "Wild Mercy," to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land (Braided River, 2003). For more on her work, click here.