Red Rock Stories
About the Book
—ROBERT REDFORD, actor, director, environmentalist
Red Rock Stories conveys spiritual and cultural values of Utah’s canyon country through essays and poems of writers whose births span seven decades. First delivered to decision makers in Washington as a limitededition chapbook, this artasadvocacy book explores the fierce beauty of and the dangers to ecological and archaeological integrity in this politically embattled corner of wild America.
In the American Southwest, we dwell in one end of the visible spectrum. Passions or furies, we see it all in shades of red. Amy Irvine
Red Rock Stories features three generations of writers from diverse cultures. Young activists and regional leaders fill the pages with heartfelt testimonies for the red rock wilderness. Notable contributors range from acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams and Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation Luci Tapahonso, to Charles Wilkinson of the University of Colorado Law School and Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk of the Ute Mountain Ute Council.
Stephen Trimble, editor of Red Rock Stories, has published more than twenty books. He received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation and a Wallace Stegner Centennial Fellowship at the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. In 1995, Trimble cocompiled with Terry Tempest Williams the landmark book of advocacy, Testimony: Writers of the West Speak on Behalf of Utah Wildernessthe model for Red Rock Testimony. He teaches writing in the University of Utah Honors College and makes his home in Salt Lake City and in Torrey, Utah.