William Guest - WHO ARE WE

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

WHO ARE WE, an essay in verse, investigates the history of the universe and, in it, the role of humanity. About the book, Harvard University professor of Biology Brian Farrell said "I am overwhelmed by the beauty and truth of this epic poem."

William Guest graduated from Yale University in 1953, and Harvard Law School in 1957. A practicing attorney from 1957 – 1985, he was chair and CEO of a life insurance enterprise engaged in acquisitions from 1985 – 2006. Poetry and sculpting is his third career.

His poems have appeared in venues such as The New Lantern Review, Calliope, Storyteller Magazine, The Listening Eye, the anthologies of Texas poetry by Mutabilis Press: Weight of Addition, and, in 2015, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston. He was also a juried poet in The Houston Poetry Fest.

Guest is a South Carolina native and long-time resident of Houston, Texas. He is a life member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Houston Philosophical Society, and the Board of Visitors of McDonald Observatory, as well as a board member of the Houston chapter of Texas Nature Conservancy, Mercury Baroque Orchestra, and an Advisory Director of Public Poetry.

Beyond WHO ARE WE, Guest is also the author of a book of travel journals (Antarctica, the Arctic, Peru and the Amazon Basin, and the Yeats Poetry Festival in Sligo, Ireland) to be published by Lamar University Press. Guest is also a sculptor. More at williamguest.com.