About Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Albert Guest best poems and poetry. Edgar Albert Guest was a famous english-born american poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet. Guest was widely read throughout North America, and his sentimental, optimistic poems were in the same vein as the light verse of Nick Kenny, who wrote syndicated columns during the same decades. Guest's most famous poem is the oft-quoted "Home".
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Guest was made Poet Laureate of Michigan, the only poet to have been awarded the title.