Author: Don Gutteridge
Title: Point Taken: Collected Poems 2014-2020
ISBN: 978-1-927725-72-6 = 9781927725726
Trade Paperback: 600 pages – 7 X 10
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Point Taken is an outstanding collection of 600 pages of poems. This book is the crowning glory of Don Gutteridge’s long career as a poet. You will never see a finer collection of his work.
Don Gutteridge’s poetry has been described as: exceptional, magical, powerful and personal, breathtaking, poignant and whimsical, power, absolutely stunningly beautiful, profound, wise and consoling. Simply put, Gutteridge is one of Canada’s finest poets. You will cherish this 600 page book for years to come.
Point Taken: Collected Poems 2014 – 2020 is a compilation of 18 of Don Gutteridge’s previously published poetry books: The Way it Was, Tidings, Peripheries, Inundations, The Blue Flow Below, The Sands of Canatara, Inklings, Cameron Lake: A Suite of Poems, Home Ground, Night Skating, Days Worth the Telling, The Breath of My Being, The Star-Brushed Horizon, Foster’s Pond, Mara’s Lamp, Inking the World, Village Dreaming as well as over 50 recent poems that are previously unpublished.
Reviews of Point Taken:
Special family connections. The simplicity of treasured family moments: “Curled on Grandpa’s lap, / while he spins the tale / on the Three Bears…” Childhood memories like a visit to the zoo or flying homemade kites: “we feel it’s every torque / and tug through the taut tether, / satisfied that it’s sailing / on the sea it belongs to, / leaving us languished/ on the land below.” Time of day, seasons of the year. Simple pleasures. The beauty all around us. And life itself: “I’d like / to think that it was I who chose / life when it was actually / life who chose me and all / that followed.”
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford
for Readers’ Favorite