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Turn Around Time by David Guterson


Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

David Guterson’s Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest (Mountaineers Books, 2019) is a bold and much-needed undertaking in contemporary outdoor poetry, and though it may not reach the highest echelons of technical deftness and poignancy, it makes up for it in ambition. At its essence, Turn Around Time is a walking poem in the style of Wordsworth, Frost, and Thoreau, chronicling his exploration with a partner (we’re led to assume his wife of 40 years) of Mount Jupiter and its environs in the Olympic Range, Washington. The book explores themes of aging, social and environmental change, and his relationship with his wife, as the two struggle to understand what, short of causing themselves physical and emotional pain, drives them to continue hiking as they age. True to the form, Guterson...

In Issue 44 @Steven Genise reviews Turn Around Time by David Guterson - you can read the full review at the link below:

Turn Around Time by David Guterson Book Review

Turn Around Time by David Guterson Book Review

Issue 44 Page 1

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