Review: Terrain Poems by Gina Hietpas

I picked up Gina Hietpas’s Terrain while I was in Port Townsend browsing a shelf of local authors. I was absolutely grabbed by the artwork on the cover and when I saw the sticker that it was a Washington State Book Awards Finalist, I was sold.

I definitely read this book of poetry too fast, and will be returning to this again in the future. This was a lovely set of poems about love, nature, pain and suffering and coming back together.

That said, according to the author’s bio in the back of the book, Hietpas spent many seasons working as a back county Park Ranger for Olympic National Park. I read this while on the flight home from spending a week in Olympic, and it felt like the perfect way to wrap up the trip, with beautiful prose about nature.

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