Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Allen Guest also known as Eddie Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.
Eddie Guest was born in Birmingham, England in 1881, moving to Michigan USA as a young child, it was here he was educated.
In 1895, the year before Henry Ford took his first ride in a motor carriage, Eddie Guest signed on with the Free Press as a 13-year-old office boy. He stayed for 60 years.
In those six decades, Detroit underwent half a dozen identity changes, but Eddie Guest became a steadfast character on the changing scene.
Three years after he joined the Free Press,... more »
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- See it Through
- The Bachelor's Soliloquy
- On Quitting
- Hard Luck
- A Toast to the Men
- The Little Orphan
- A Father's Prayer
- Life's Slacker
- He Who Serves
- Show Me!
- Be A Friend
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