Dog-Walking in the Shadow of Pyongyang provides voyagers with all the essentials: map, compass, machete and water bottle. This book was written to exhort and document, to console and celebrate, to inhibit the impulse for flight while also discouraging the reflex to fight. Devon Balwit's poems stroll down a left handed path that is salted with fire, a trail between thick bristled hedges leading the reader back to this glorious world which was in front of our eyes all the time. Can you hold your ground? Then leash the beast. Don't let the bullies or bullets distract you. Relish the dawn as well as the dusk.
— Casey Bush, author of Student of The Hippocampus