Guthrie was born in New York City in 1896, the son of Harry and Ella May Hollister Guthrie. He attended the Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. from 1912 to 1915. During 1916 he worked in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Conn. and taught in Newfane, Vt. In 1916 he joined the 10th Connecticut Field Artillery. He joined the United States Air Force in 1918. Later, in 1944-1945, he served in the Office of Strategic Services in North Africa and France. Guthrie taught at the University of Arizona from 1924 to 1926. In 1930 he was appointed an assistant professor of French at Dartmouth College. In 1938, when he was awarded an honorary A.M. degree, he became a full professor of French at Dartmouth College. He retired in 1963 and received an honorary doctor of letters from the college in 1971. Guthrie founded the journal S4N in 1919. He published Trobar clus in 1923, Marcabrun in 1926, A world to old in 1927, Parachute in 1928, Scherzo from a poem to be entitled 'Proud city' in 1933, and Graffiti in 1959. He published Prose and poetry of modern France with George E. Diller in 1964. In 1968 he published Asbestos phoenix and was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts for 'Cantata for Saint Budoes Day'. In 1970 he published Maximum security ward and was given the Marjorie Peabody Waite Award.
From the description of Papers, 1919-1973. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352393