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 http://www.thereandthen.podbean.com He is currently Professor Emeritus and lives in London, Ontario.