Poems and Poets of the First World War

Robert Laurence Binyon

Robert Laurence Binyon

William Noel Hodgson, MC

William Noel Hodgson

Inspiration for Before Action

Ewart Alan Mackintosh, MC

Ewart Alan Mackintosh

Inspiration for In Memoriam

John McCrae

John McCrae

Inspiration for In Flanders Fields

Moina Michael

Moina Michael

Inspiration for We Shall Keep the Faith

Moina Michael and the Poppy

John William Streets

John William Streets

John William Streets

Further Reading

Cover of the Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Paperback)

Published by Penguin Classics (26 Oct 2006). 448 pages. ISBN-10: 0141181907 and ISBN-13: 978-0141181905

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In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem (Illustrated paperback)

by Linda Granfield, Janet Wilson (author, illustrator), John McCrae (author)

Published by Stoddart Publishing, Canada (new edition 13 Sep 2000). 32 pages. ISBN-10: 0773759255 and ISBN-13: 978-0773759251

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Violets from Oversea: Portraits of Poets of the Great War

by Tonie Holt and Valmai Holt

An illustrated collection of poetry from the First World War, which includes biographical details of the poets in addition to examples of their work. The poets featured include John William Streets, Isaac Rosenberg, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and Robert Graves.

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A Deep Cry: First World War Soldier-poets Killed in France and Flanders

by Anne Powell

Arranged by dates of death, this anthology gives the short life-and-death stories of 66 British poets killed in northern France and Belgium, including an account of the battle in which each died, with extracts from their poems, letters and diaries. The chronology begins with Robert Sterling, killed in April 1915; it ends with Wilfred Owen's death a week before the Armistice in 1918.

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Fierce Light: The Battle of the Somme, July-November 1916

by Anne Powell

A Selection of Prose and Poetry.

Related Study Online

First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The online archive comprises over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning and research.

Website: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk

Related Topic

The War Poets Association