Taking the Switchback is a collection of poems that stretches across North America, from the Rockies to the beaches of South Carolina, touching many places in between. It is a book that peers into the hearts of individuals, into the pulse of neighborhoods, and, most poignantly, into the relationships between men and women and between the human spirit and the sublime or, perhaps, the divine.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Stephen Gardner’s poems are deceptively compelling. Their surfaces are rooted in nature, the flora and fauna surrounding his persona, but beneath those crafted surfaces, deeper presences reverberate. His closely observed world sparks joy, dread, and wonder. This is a fine gathering!"—Gordon Weaver