He worked his way up from a copy boy to a job in the news department. His weekly column, "Chaff," first appeared in 1904; his topical verses eventually became the daily "Breakfast Table Chat," which was syndicated to over three-hundred newspapers throughout the United States. His verse quickly found an audience and the Chicago firm of Reilly and Britton began to publish his books at a rate of nearly one per year.

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He published more than twenty volumes of poetry and was thought to have written over 11,000 poems.

Guest has been called "the poet of the people." Most often, his poems were fourteen lines long and presented a deeply sentimental view of everyday life.

It is not easy to hear that your husband would not have strayed if your marriage was better.

But if you pretend things at home were fine until he strayed you are fooling yourself. If they were, and he thought so too, he would cherish you and never do anything to hurt you.

From 1931 to 1942, Guest broadcast a weekly program on NBC radio.

In 1951, "A Guest in Your Home" appeared on NBC TV.

Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.

On August 20, 1881, Edgar Guest was born in Birmingham, England, to Edwin and Julia Wayne Guest. When Edwin lost his job in 1893, eleven-year-old Edgar between working odd jobs after school.

He considered himself "a newspaper man who wrote verses." Of his poem he said, "I take simple everyday things that happen to me and I figure it happens to a lot of other people and I make simple rhymes out of them." His Collected Verse appeared in 1934 and went into at least eleven editions. A Selected Bibliography Poetry Home Rhymes, From "Breakfast Table Chat" (1909)A Heap O' Livin' (1916)Just Glad Tidings (1916)Just Folks (1917)Over Here (1918)The Path to Home (1919)A Dozen New Poems (1920)Sunny Songs (1920)When Day Is Done (1921)All That Matters (1922)The Passing Throng (1923)Mother (1925)The Light of Faith (1926)You (1927)Harbor Lights of Home (1928)Rhymes of Childhood (1924)Poems for the Home Folks (1930)The Friendly Way (1931)Faith (1932)Life's Highway (1933)Collected Verse of Edgar Guest (1934)All in a Lifetime (1938)Today and Tomorrow (1942)Living the Years (1949)Prose Between You and Me: My Philosophy of Life (1938)My father knows the proper way The nation should be run; He tells us children every day Just what should now be done.