FIRST WORLD WAR POETRY
Key war poets including Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon,
famous war poems (with notes), war poetry anthologies, and maps
About War Poets
German Jewish poets of the First World War
(Above include some portraits)
War Poems (some with notes)
German Jewish war poems
Pre-First World War poems that encouraged young men to fight: with an introduction to these poems.
NEW - Some key concepts in understanding the First World War
(The First World War poems here include some portraits of the poets)
Australians YouTube video/song about the disastrous attack on Gallipoli (Turkey) 1915-1916.
War Poetry Books
Minds at War More . . .
Out in the Dark More . . .
French Poems of the Great War translated by Ian Higgins
Cockerels and Vultures - French Poetry by Paul Granier (1888-1917) translated by Ian Higgins. More . . .
This comprehensive volume of First World War poetry is based around the poets recognised as the greatest war poets of the twentieth century. In addition to the large collection of poems it contains extracts from poets' letters and diaries, short biographies, and historical background including statements by politicians,
experts of the day and the press. With historic photographs and cartoons.
A splendid collection of poems, informative, enlightening - a book for everyone interested in the First World War, its poetry and poets. A book for every library.
400 pages. £15-99 UK.
Out in the Dark the best anthology of First World War poetry for students. A substantial collection of the great and significant poems of the war. Excellent for AQA A level. It contains historical and social background information and explanatory notes on the unusual vocabulary of the war. With contemporary photographs and drawings.
Both books include many of the most admired war poems in the English language, verse written as propaganda, information about the poets (including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Thomas Hardy, and many others), their thoughts and experiences, as well as the history of the First World War. Some of the poems we include are seen in print for the first time since the war.
Minds at War has greater depth of insight into the psychological landscape with which the poets tried to come to terms, more historical information and more poems and poets than Out in the Dark.