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Edmund Blunden recorded on YouTube

This from the First World War Poetry Digital Archive: War Poet Edmund Blunden reading Concert Party: Busseboom. Listen to rare recording of Edmund Blunden reading Concert Party: Busseboom this #WorldPoetryDay http://t.co/qewOaZZeMj #WW1 @LivesofWW1 — WW1 Poetry Archive (@ww1lit) March 21, 2014   … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen

Today is the birthday of the great British War Poet Wilfred Owen. I have posted this Tweet containing the draft of “Dulce et Decorum Est.” #WilfredOwen's hand-written manuscript of 'Dulce et Decorum Est' Magnificently moving #poetry of #WW1 pic.twitter.com/eaeUMYcoUH — Matthew … Continue reading

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Speaking of War Poets …

Here’s an item I really need to check out: Willi Ostermann, Plattkölsche Kriegsgedichte, 1914 in @Europeana1914: http://t.co/SkdIMQCWJi zum Interview bei @PortalLISA #ErsterWeltkrieg — Daniel Bernsen (@eisenmed) February 27, 2014 If you click on the link, it will take you to … Continue reading

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German War Poets of the Great War

The British have a cult of “war poets” as my recent post on the University of Oxford Spring School indicates. Did Germany also have war poets? Julian Nordhues has sent me a series of Tweets regarding German War Poets. .@GeorgeVascik … Continue reading

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Speaking of war poets …

Kriegsdichter Richard Dehmel im Schützengraben, "Der Weltspiegel", 11.3.1915 #ww1 #ErsterWeltkrieg pic.twitter.com/GZpOSRK2Ww — Julian Nordhues (@Nordhues) February 28, 2014

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Oxford Spring School on British War Poets

The English Faculty of the University of Oxford will be presenting a “spring school” on British war poets April 3-5, 2014. No one reading this post is going to make it, but you really should look at their website and … Continue reading

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Do Wilfred Owen’s poems mask the “true fighting spirit” of those who fought?

Over on Centenary News, Christian Groves makes an important point: “Does our choice of Wilfred Owen as the central figure of war poetry mask the true conscience of those who fought?” He compares Owen to the more popular contemporary poet of … Continue reading

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