For Edgar Gilmore with congratulations
and the best wishes always of another Edgar.
Edgar A. Guest
June 17, 1939
That’s the inscription inside Edgar A. Guest says: It Can Be Done, a book I found when we were packing up to move. I called my dad the other day. “Who was Edgar Gilmore?”
He didn’t know. My Aunt Esther, Dad’s sister, married a Gilmore. But we knew him as Uncle Bob. Could it have been Uncle Bob’s dad?
I found three other books by Guest in a box of stuff we inherited from my in-laws.
They held mystery, too.
But were the mysteries solved? Read more in my post over at Tweetspeak Poetry today, and listen to “Eddie” Guest, Michigan’s first and only Poet Laureate, recite a couple of his poems. Also, watch me commit “It Can Be Done.”