Turn Your Back on the Shore
Katharine Valentino, contributor
This varied poetic collection touches on alienation, conservation, environmentalism, and the joyful psyche and practice of wave-riding. Scott Rosin presents a sensual wordscape that is accessible, thoughtful, and reflective of his half-century among the breakers. Sometimes classical, always biographical, his poetry employs the beat and rhythm of the ocean. Humorous and satirical with a tinge of the philosophical, Rosin's poems are about stepping away from our fast-paced civilization and paddling out into the watery wilds.