Montana has a long tradition of listening to and respecting — revering — its writers and the state’s literary tradition. In an unprecedented show of unity, more than forty of Montana’s best writers have gathered, in rapid response fashion, to write original essays and testimonials advocating for the protection of our public lands, and endorsing Democratic House of Representatives candidate Rob Quist’s position on this (literally) most common ground of issues. Please vote on May 25.

Our Dirt

Pat Williams

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   We know this dirt beneath  our boots
    and that which touch the sky.
   We know all but land
      will blow away
            what is left
               is dirt


Pat Williams has taught students from sixth grade through graduate school. He served in the U.S. Congress for nine terms from 1979 until 1997.