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Wilfred Owen and the First World War


The First World War or the Great War as it is called by many is one that has changed the course of the way poems, or poetry by and large has been written over the centuries. 1,190 more words

Saturday Poem: 'But I Was Looking at the Permanent Stars' by Wilfred Owen

Bugles sang, saddening the evening air,
And bugles answered, sorrowful to hear.

Voices of boys were by the river-side.
Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad. 59 more words

Highlights from first cull of Twentieth Century Literature Blogs!

What a totally amazing collection of Blogs from students studying 20th Century Literature at ACU. There is such depth and variety in this swag of great entries. 271 more words

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How Robert Graves’ Poetry Helps Us Understand Shell Shock

Ahead of the Durham Book Festival events on war, and a forthcoming conference on the depiction of war in fictionLaura McKenzie looks at the work of British soldier-poet Robert Graves and the way his writing helps us to understand the insidious effects of shell shock. 1,960 more words


Distinctively Modern: The Poetry of Edward Thomas

I caught up with Katie Gramich to talk about a conference she is co-organizing to celebrate the life and work of poet Edward Thomas

In April 2017, Cardiff University will be hosting a conference to celebrate the Welsh writer Edward Thomas. 1,451 more words


The War

It was too silent.
Not a soul stirred in the streets.
Not a bird chirped on the trees.
I could feel something different in the air… 271 more words


"Futility" by Wilfred Owen

 (one of my favorite poems ever)

Move him into the sun—
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields half-sown.
Always it woke him, even in France, 105 more words

Poems About Life