RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:50 pm
Thu December 29, 2005

Friday, December 30: The Anthropology of Turquoise

Salt Lake City, UT – Ellen Meloy was an artist, writer and naturalist and a frequent contributor of essays to KUER for many years. All of Meloy's books were written in Southern Utah, and one of her latest, The Anthropology of Turquoise, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Meloy died last year in her home in Bluff, Utah. Jenny Brundin talked to her in the summer of 2002, when she had just completed The Anthropology of Turquoise. The book explores connections between human perception, geography and the natural world, especially in the desert. In it, she also travels beyond the desert, to the blood red hibiscus of the Yucatan Peninsula to the turquoise liquid of the Bahamas. A conversation about landscape, color and why we live where we do. (Repeat, Original Broadcast, August 14, 2002)

  • To learn more about Ellen Meloy or to contribute to the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers, click here.

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