Donald Trump may hate Bears Ears, but artists and writers in Utah are inspired by our new national monument. Torrey House Press has just released two anthologies celebrating Bears Ears: Red Rock Stories: Three Generations of Writers Speak on Behalf of Utah’s Public Lands, a trade edition of an artists’ chapbook that was delivered to every member of the U.S. congress last June; and Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears, featuring essays and poetry by Native Americans about the sacred Bears Ears landscape.
Meanwhile, Repertory Dance Theatre has commissioned a new Bears Ears-inspired work from Zvi Gotheiner. Dancers from RDT and ZviDance have toured the Bears Ears region for artistic inspiration. Sacred Lands/Sacred Waters will premiere in October 2017.
At Bison Bison Candy Shop you can buy a commemorative enamel pin, and Utah Diné Bikéyah has a spectacular new Bears Ears poster with artwork by C.D. Cross of Retro Ranger Graphics.
Torrey House Press: torreyhouse.org/;
RDT Dancing the Bears Ears: rdtutah.org/bearsears
Bison Bison Candy Shop: http://bisonbison.bigcartel.com/
Utah Diné Bikéyah: http://utahdinebikeyah.org/