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Remembering Edgar Guest and some thoughts on the state of ...

When I was a child we had a small, slim, blue, book of poetry in our house. The title of the book was It takes A Heap o’ Livin’ , and it was written by Edgar A. Guest. The book, published in 1916, was one of Guest’s most popular. If you have not heard of Guest, here’s the brief bio: He was born in England in 1881 and died in Detroit, Michigan in 1959 – in the course of his 77...

Edgar Guest - Only A Dad

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Ann Ann says:
Has anyone heard of the poet Edgar A. Guest?
I have one his super old poetry books called When Day Is Done. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about him. I just found it one day falling apart on my mother's bookshelf, and I enjoy poetry, but I've never heard of him before.
angrdenaca says:
Edgar Albert Guest (August 20, 1881, Birmingham, England – August 5, 1959, Detroit, Michigan) (aka Eddie Guest) was a prolific American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century...

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