Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Orion, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. Among her many books are Leap, Unspoken Hunger, Patience in the Desert, and Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. A recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, Williams has been a crucial voice and activist for social change and ecological consciousness.

A Disturbance of Birds

Women are words.                    —Thomas Howell, Devises (1581) How strange the way change comes, without warning, and never the way we think. Like a flash flood in the desert, it doesn’t have to be raining before the water hits.…