Gwendolyn Guth

Gwendolyn Guth is an Ottawa writer, academic, college English teacher, and mother of three active sons. Her poetry has been published most recently by ottawater, above/ground, and yawp (2005), and her chapbook, The Flash of Longing (2000), can be viewed at

The poem turns its back
published in January 2006
reprinted in the Bywords Quarterly Journal Volume 4 Number 1 (Spring 2006)