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Thread #94186   Message #2833234
Posted By: JohnInKansas
08-Feb-10 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: RE: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
E. Guest was well known when I was a wee kid, and was well liked by lots of people.

I do recall, when I was about 9 y.o., that a teacher suggested that I "might be able to find better poets to quote," and it became clear as time passed that he was not considered an "intellectually challenging" writer.

That may have accounted for his wide popularity.

I once had a "Collected Works of ..." that may still be in the book collection we recently moved; but I'm sure it's somewhere in an unidentifiable box among about 8 or 12 thousand pounds of identically indistinguishable boxes in the back storage shed - if it survived.