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The now peaceful locale where Wilfred Owen met his fate

This Tweet sent to remember Wilfred Owen on his birthday came too late for me to include it in yesterday’s post. Still beauty on the Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise where #WilfredOwen fell whilst protecting his men in #WW1 … 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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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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