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David Guterson: Turn Around Time

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Central Library Downtown
Tues Sept 10, 7 pm

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Recommended by Rich Smith

It's been five years since we've seen a new book from David Guterson, famed local author of New York Times best-selling novel Snow Falling on Cedars. But now he's breaking that silence with a new book-length narrative poem called Turn Around Time, which he says offers "a poetic take on the qualities of foot travel and of, among other things, birds, bats, fungi, flora, and fellow travelers." With poem titles like "Barthes and Barth," Guterson's poetry more readily appeals to academic types who are absolutely sure how to pronounce both of those writers' names. But this hiker-poet is at his best when he's writing about Washington's environs, so I have high hopes that these poems will be more grounded (ha-ha, kill me). Plus, press materials indicate that the long poem is sort of about a midlife crisis, which is always a fun time to check in on an author. And come on, people: He's the guy who wrote Snow Falling on Cedars. Show up and chant for the poem about bats. Be sure to come a little early so you can see Justin Gibbens's illustrations of Pacific Northwest landscapes.

Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 12-6pm

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  • Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
    Sunday, 12-6pm
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  • Tues Sept 10, 7 pm