Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes (1850–1936) was an educationalist, writer and poet born in Ireland. He wrote a number of books including Poems (1876), Poems (1879), A Confession of Faith (1895), The Silence of Love (1901), Walt Whitman's Poetry: A Study & A Selection (1902), The Triumph of Love (1903), The Creed of Christ (1905), The Creed of the Buddha (1908), What Is and What Might Be (1911), The Creed of My Heart (1912), In Defence of What Might Be (1914), Sonnets to the Universe (1918), Sonnets and Poems (1920), All is One: A Plea for a Higher Pantheism (1921), Experience of Reality: A Study of Mysticism (1928), Philosophy Without Metaphysics (1930), and The Headquarters of Reality: A Challenge to Western Thought (1933).
He was also a schools inspector, rising to become chief inspector for elementary schools in 1905. He resigned in 1911, over a confidential memorandum criticizing school inspectors who had formerly been elementary school teachers. Holmes subsequent writings on education are taken as an early statement of "progressive" and "child-centered" positions, and are still cited.