Guelph Versifiers of the 19th
Century is a comprehensive introduction to the poets and poetry
of the City of Guelph, Ontario before the year 1900. It includes
some writers as famous as John Galt and Lieutenant Colonel John
McCrae, some so obscure that even their names have not survived,
and some who are no longer commonly known but who played an
important part in the literary and cultural life of the city
during their time. Together they comprise an interesting and
significant insight into the history and culture of Guelph during
its early years, a book that will both entertain the general
reader and engage the serious scholar.
David J. Knight was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is an alumnus of Guelph and Southampton (UK). He is an internationally published author, with books and articles on Historical Biography, Archaeology and Archaeoacoustics. He is an internationally published author and Editor-In-Chief of Vocamus Editions, an imprint of Vocamus Press, Guelph. He has been celebrated as a University of Guelph Campus Author for King Lucius of Britain (The History Press, 2008), Sound Guelph (Publication Studio Guelph, 2013), The Omen by John Galt (Publication Studio Guelph, 2013), Guelph Versifiers of the 19th Century (Vocamus Editions, 2014), and The Star of Destiny by John Galt (Vocamus Editions, 2015).