Days Worth the Telling


Don Gutteridge’s poems are a safe haven, a crystalline look back at a world that’s ostensibly simpler but so much richer, perhaps because of that simplicity, in the conspiracy between nature and man that was part and parcel in the small village where he grew up. Water laps lasciviously at the shore, sunlight dapples, dazzles and stuns the senses of the reader as he/she delves deeply into each of these still breathing moments of memory. Days Worth the Telling is a celebration of moments, and each poem therein is unforgettable, from his nature themed work to the memorial pieces celebrating friends and golfing companions, as in Drive where Doug would “emerge onto the fairway/with a grin as big as a/Shriner’s heart.” Each poem is a world to be discovered, past or present, a memory or a promise for tomorrow, as the poet surveys his world and wonders just what else will spring from that pen and paper when it is time, when those stories have aged sufficiently and push themselves out into the world. This is a marvel of a collection.

— Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

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Don Gutteridge is the author of more than fifty-five books: poetry, fiction and scholarly works in educational theory and practice. He was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. He has an Honours English degree from Western University. After graduation, he taught high school English for seven years before joining Western’s Faculty of Education. There he taught English methods for twenty-five years. In 1970 he won the President’s Medal for the best periodical poem of that year and his poetry collection Coppermine was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. To hear interviews with the poet, go to He is currently Professor Emeritus and lives in London, Ontario.

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Release: 2018
Format: Paperback

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