Memorial Day 9 AM | Life and loss, high in the mountains
Our Memorial Day trip down memory lane continues at 9: Henry David Thoreau was not the only writer to head for solitude in the woods.
Karen Auvinen, an award-winning poet, took a leave from people to immerse herself in her writing.
The situation changed completely when a fire consumed nearly everything she owned, including much of her writing.
She tells the story in her memoir Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living.
Karen Auvinen came to The Exchange to share her story in 2019.