Everson, Ronald Gilmour

Ronald Gilmour Everson, poet (b at Oshawa, Ont 18 Nov 1903; d at Burlington, Ont. 16 Feb. 1992). Educated at U of T and Osgoode Hall, Everson practised law before moving into public relations. His poetic career began in the 1920s, though his poems have appeared in book form only since the late 1950s. He cofounded the publishing company Delta Books in Montréal, where he has spent most of his life. Most of his poems are concise and direct responses to his environment and personal situation, his later work turning darker and more plaintive. A gathering of his poetry is found in Selected Poems 1920-1970 (1970).