In June, I traveled to Washington D.C. to distribute a collection of stellar essays and poems called Red Rock Testimony to decision-makers. With Kirsten Allen, from Torrey House Press, we visited agencies, senators, and congressmen--seeking to create change with our words alone. The 34 writers in this chapbook argue for protecting America’s public lands, for the president to proclaim Bears Ears National Monument, and for Congress to reject the Utah delegation's destructive Public Lands Initiative. My story of the book appears on the ORION Magazine blog here.
This 88-page chapbook conveys the spiritual, cultural, and scientific values of Utah’s canyon country. For now, it's a limited edition. In early 2017, Torrey House Press will publish a trade edition. We've created a permanent website, Red Rock Stories, that invites submissions from all who treasure this canyon country. Please join us in speaking on behalf of the redrock canyons of the Colorado Plateau.