The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94186 Message #1821486
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
29-Aug-06 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: RE: BS: Edgar A. Guest
Our local newspaper printed a poem of Guest's every week, so he was a well-known if invisible figure to me while I was growing up. As a child I always used to enjoy reading his work. This is not meant to sound patronising - my young mind did get something out of it and it taught me a familiarity with the disciplines of meter and rhyme, which made me try my own hand at it. It was good mental growth and a valuable influence if not great literature.
Brilliant link, Bill D! I've just joined that poetry website, so thanks to ya for that -