Don Gutteridge is a Canadian author of 70 books: fiction, poetry and scholarly works; one of his poetry books was a finalist for Governor General’s Literary Awards in 1973. He taught at Western University in the Department of English Methods. He is now professor emeritus and lives in London, Ontario.
Anna Yin was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and has authored five poetry collections and a book of translations: “Mirrors and Windows”(Guernica Editions). Her poems/translations won awards and appeared at ARC Poetry, New York Times, Queen’s Quarterly, China Daily, CBC Radio etc. She teaches Poetry Alive. Her website: annapoetry.com
Starlight Tapestry/星光织锦-Poems by Don Gutteridge 星子安娜翻译 （2023/06）
First Edition/首版：June 2023/ 2023年6月
Blurbs by Albert Moritz 牧辛 & R. G. Moyles. Here are parts of the new book!
For Don Gutteridge /Anna Yin
The ink in your pen
seems never dry:
one after another,
poems flow through long
filling your solitary rooms
as unforgettable songs.
Light shifts the silence
between day and night,
dream and dialogue –
you wait for your
loved ones’ echoes.
Let me record the rhythms
in your mind on your pages:
they are your heartbeats,
your lifeline from many years ago,
a simple and joyful “Yes”, and
they continue to this day
More poems by Don with Anna Yin’s translations are in Epoch Poetry Quarterly (Taiwan), New World Poetry (USA), Live Encounters Poetry and Writings etc. Here are some samples:
Don’s new chapbook: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Early Days with Anne
Dedication: For Anne, who made love her gift to the world, in fond memory
Read these blurbs to have a quick taste…Free download from Don as a cool summer gift!