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EDGAR A. GUEST - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 222117

EDGAR A. GUEST The nationally syndicated poet signs his name in black ink Signature: "Edgar A. Guest" in black ink. 1 page, 6x4½. Edgar Guest (1881-1959) was born in England, but moved with his family to the US in 1891 and became a US citizen in 1902.

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EDGAR A. GUEST
The nationally syndicated poet signs his name in black ink
Signature: "Edgar A. Guest" in black ink. 1 page, 6x4½. Edgar Guest (1881-1959) was born in England, but moved with his family to the US in 1891 and became a US citizen in 1902. A long-time employee of the Detroit Free Press, he worked his way up from copy boy to reporter to syndicated poet appearing in over 300 newspapers. He wrote over 11,000 poems and published more than 20 collections, beginning with A Heap o' Livin' (1916). His rhymed and metered poems, brimming with sentimental optimism, were scorned by some critics but loved by the general public. Well known examples included "Home" and "See It Through." Guest hosted shows on radio (1931-1942) and television (1951). The only person ever named Poet Laureate of Michigan, he was the great uncle of novelist Judith Guest. Light surface creases. Binding holes in left margin. Frayed tears on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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