Barbara Guest

Barbara Guest

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Barbara Guest
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Barbara Guest Biography

Barbara Guest née Barbara Ann Pinson (September 6, 1920 – February 15, 2006) was an American poet and prose stylist. Guest first gained recognition as a member of the first generation New York School of poetry. Guest wrote more than 15 books of poetry spanning sixty years of writing. In 1999, she was awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement ...

Barbara Guest Poems

Sound and Structure

On this dry prepared path walk heavy feet.
This is not "dinner music." This is a power structure.

An Emphasis Falls On Reality

Cloud fields change into furniture
furniture metamorphizes into fields
an emphasis falls on reality.

Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights

Wild gardens overlooked by night lights. Parking
lot trucks overlooked by night lights. Buildings
with their escapes overlooked by lights.


After so many hours spent in the room,
One wonders what the room will do.
Whether speech or action will be first,

The Inhabitants

Early night and the evening bus
Passing with a new wreath around
Its straggled head. The push cart
Halts and fifty pineapple eyes stare

Barbara Guest Comments

Alistair 31 August 2018

I, live near Oxford and travelled the world, I loved Wilmington, NC the best And to Berkeley with Joanne, , but I never met Barbara Guest But I never met The Barbara Guest

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