Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Barbara Guest wrote mainly poetry, but she did publish in other genres. She wrote a number of plays, three of which were produced: The Ladies Choice (pr. 1953), The Office (pr. 1961), and Port (pr. 1965). Her only novel, Seeking Air, was published in 1978. She wrote a biography of poet H. D., Herself Defined: The Poet H. D. and Her World (1984). Guest also wrote articles and reviews for art magazines. She had a lifelong interest in visual art, which often served as the inspiration for her poems.