By Michael Austin
Along with her exact, impassioned voice and accepted felicity of language, Terry Tempest Williams talks approximately wasteland and natural world, position and eroticism, artwork and literature, democracy and politics, kin and historical past, Mormonism and faith, writing and creativity, and different matters that have interaction her agile mind—in a suite of interviews accrued and brought by way of Michael Austin to symbolize the span of her profession as a naturalist, writer, and activist.
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Extra resources for A Voice in the Wilderness: Conversations with Terry Tempest Williams
And Unspoken Hunger, 79. 31 A Voice in the Wilderness jt: ttw: what happens when that becomes out of balance? What happens when the beaches no longer support those shells, those creatures? What happens when the oil slicks from the Exxon Valdez make impossible that connection between place, creature, and community? I think that the naming of things, the poetics of place, the passion that we feel, is naturally translated to a politics of place—standing our ground in the places we love. And that, too, is sensual because it is about passion, and we are so fearful and frightened of that.
So I want to talk about her. Tell me the story of Mimi. ttw: Well, I carry her with me. And, as you know, she is a powerful mentor of mine. I say ‘is’ because, even though she died in 1989, her spirit is still present, as I think all of our grandmothers’ spirits are with us, living or dead. The story that I tell in An Unspoken Hunger is something that happened when I was seven or eight. ” And she brought out this huge, huge bowl of shells that she had collected on her various journeys to the Paciﬁc Ocean in California.
What does that mean, again, in terms of the sustainability of our relations, deep relations? So more than ever before, I feel both the joy of wildness and the absolute pain in terms of what we are losing. And I think we’re afraid of inhabiting, of staying in this landscape of grief, yet if we don’t acknowledge the grief, if we don’t acknowledge the losses, then I feel we won’t be able to step forward with compassionate intelligence to make the changes necessary to maintain wildness on the planet.