Edgar Guest

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Edgar A. Guest (August 20, 1881August 5, 1959) was a prolific United States poet popular in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, his family moved to the U.S. in 1891. In 1902, he became a naturalized citizen. Beginning at the Detroit Free Press as a reporter, he later began writing daily poems which were syndicated to newspapers throughout the U.S. His poems were generally simple and positive and written about everyday life. He died in Detroit, Michigan. His work still occasionally appears in periodicals such as Reader's Digest.

Books of verse

A Heap o' Livin'
Just Folks
Poems of Patriotism
The Path to Home
When Day is Done
The Passing Throng
Rhymes of Childhood
The Light of Faith
Harbor Lights of Home
The Friendly Way
Life's Highway

Other books

Making the House a Home
My Job as a Father
What My Religion Means to Me
You Can't Live Your Own Life
Why I Go to Church
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