a divine source of inspiration …?

Yesterday I presented Terry Tempest Williams’ essay “Why I Write”, and asked you to reflect upon your own reasons for writing. I got some very good accounts, but none of you mentioned the Muses, our divine source of inspiration … … can it be that beauty (like Robinson suggested) is totally out of the question?…

Why I Write

TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS: I write to make peace with the things I cannot control. I write to create fabric in a world that often appears black and white. I write to discover. I write to uncover. I write to meet my ghosts. …    … I write to honor beauty … So many good reasons…

When women were birds …

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.  Terry Tempest Williams *   *   *  Only that day…

Terry Tempest Williams interview

Jun 30 Richard Gilbert posted a review by Lanie Tankard, a review of When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams. I knew nothing about Terry Tempest Williams before I read the review, but Tankard convinced me that this was an author I would love to read. And I do! You can get an idea…