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By Wilfred Owen Jon Stallworthy | Comments: ( 368 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

Wilfred Owen was the greatest poet of the First World War, and his death in battle, a few days before Armistice, was a disastrous loss to English letters.This volume gathers together the poems for which he is best known, and which represent his most important contribution to poetry in the twentieth century Taken from the definitive edition of Owen s work, and containing mWilfred Owen was the greatest poet of the First World War, and his death in battle, a few days before Armistice, was a disastrous loss to English letters.This volume gathers together the poems for which he is best known, and which represent his most important contribution to poetry in the twentieth century Taken from the definitive edition of Owen s work, and containing material unavailable to other editions, this selection has been edited by Professor Jon Stallworthy, who has written an illuminating and authoritative introduction.


  • Title: The War Poems
  • Author: Wilfred Owen Jon Stallworthy
  • ISBN: 9780701161262
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback

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Wilfred Owen Jon Stallworthy

Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the data base.Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend Siegfried Sassoon and stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke Among his best known works most of which were published posthumously are Dulce et Decorum Est , Insensibility , Anthem for Doomed Youth , Futility and Strange Meeting.



Comments The War Poems

  • Lisa

    I have been circling around World War I for a while now, reading novels that were published around 1915, such as The Voyage Out or Of Human Bondage, and poetry that referred back to that breaking point in history, for example Duffy's Last Post. As "Dulce Et Decorum Est" is one of my all time favourite poems (if you can say that about something as sad and scary as those lines), I have been meaning to dig deeper into Owen's reflections for a long time. I find it hard to describe my feelings toward [...]


  • Paul

    I make no apology for starting with one of Owen’s more well-known poems Dulce Et Decorum Est:Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of gas-shells dropping softly behind. Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An [...]


  • Carol Clouds ꧁꧂

    I've started reading WW1 poetry every year at this time, last year it was Rupert Brookethis year I have sampled one of the most famous anti-war poets of them all, Wilfred Owen. Read his page - his experiences were horrifying and he was killed in action a week before the Armistice. I'm going to be presumptuous and assume that this talented, sensitive young man would literally have been a shellshocked wreck if he survived. How could he not be?From his most famous poem Dulce et Decorum EstBent dou [...]


  • Liz Janet

    For anyone out there that wishes to understand the effects of war in the minds of a young man, read his poem "Dulce et Decorum Est" as it is one of the greatest I have read, written in such a descriptive manner you feel as if you were the one dying in the trenches. Truly beautiful in the traumatic of it all.Dulce Et Decorum Est read by Christopher Eccleston


  • Deborah Pickstone

    Umpteenth re-read of some of the most powerful poetry ever written and a big reason I am a committed pacifist since I first read this collection as a child.


  • Charles

    We covered almost all of Owen's poetry in my English class. However, with Owen, poetry is not a chore, but Owen's cognitive approach to war has really changed the way that I, and millions of others, view any form of belligerence (especially between nations). As I have no doubt that most of you know, Owen's poetry is against any form of military adventurism, the callousness of society, politics and religion ('What passing bells for those that die as cattle?'), and (most imp. I guess) the plight o [...]


  • Yara (The Narratologist)

    Here is what you need to know about Wilfred Owen: he died too soon. Owen was twenty-five years old when he was killed in action, exactly one week before the signing of the Armistice would end the war. This means that all of his poems only fill up one 192-page collection (unfinished bits and pieces included) and it is not enough.The first sixty pages or so are taken up by poems Owen wrote in his youth. Most of these are stylistic exercises, practice runs as he was trying to find his own voice. Th [...]


  • Joseph

    Not poetry for poetry, but poetry expressing sorrow and futility of war."Earth's wheels run oiled with blood.""Happy are those who lose imagination: They have enough to carry with ammunition."Owen died on November 4, 1918 exactly one week before the armistice, almost to the hour. His mother received the telegram informing her of his death as the church bells were ringing, celebrating the end of the war.


  • Rachel Louise Atkin

    His poems are beautiful okay.


  • Caroline

    For me this remains the definitive edition of Wilfred Owen’s work. Of course there are other more complete books of his poems and his letters but my rather dog-eared copy of Dominic Hibberd’s edition was the one which introduced me to Wilfred Owen at school and led me to a lifetime of reading and re-reading these poems.The photograph on the cover is of Owen in uniform and was taken in July 1916. To me as a schoolgirl he seemed stern and serious. Now he looks remarkably young. This book begin [...]


  • Jack Wolf

    Harrowing beyond belief, Owen’s poems contain a certain quality to them that causes shock and horror while also causing the reader to exude sympathy and sadness. I can only begin to imagine the atrocities that soldiers like him experienced on the war front, by the millions they were slain and Owen captured it all within the lines of his poetry. For example, in the poem “Arms and the boy” the reader is giving a horrid picture of a young boy carrying a “bayonet-blade” getting used to the [...]


  • D.D. Price

    I never knew I liked poetry. Not until I discovered the poems of Wilfred Owen. So often I’ve read poems and thought that kind of sounds nice, but I forgot the poem soon afterwards and didn’t really think about it. It’s not that I didn’t like the poem. It’s just that the poem wasn’t really striking to me. Not so with Wilfred Owen. The images he conjures are so vivid that it puts you there on the battlefield, experiencing the horrors of war. If I were to use one word to describe it the [...]


  • Bryan Worra

    This particular edition provides an excellent range of footnotes to put many of the particular poems of Owen's into context. On New Year's Eve 1917, Owen wrote: "I go out of this year a Poet, my dear Mother, as which I did not enter it. I am held peer by the Georgians; I am a poet's poet." Nearly a century later, time has proven him write and he still speaks to many of us. Most of us are familiar with his poem "Dulce et Decorum est." In some ways, I do feel a pity that we don't look to his work [...]


  • Lorraine

    well, this was never quite 'my' sort of poetry. I think owen is much better at writing on war than any other thing -- evenso I worry because his lines are so nice sounding and pathos filled -- I worry about the ethics of having war poetry sound so melodic (though sad). the introduction by CDL is interesting, as the memoir by blunden. this is also quite comprehensively annotated, so the scholar would find it fairly usefule other thing that bugs me is owen's attitude towards women. I mean, maybe I [...]


  • Allison

    Wilfred Owen was the first poet to make me even interested in the genre, which I suppose some people would find to be as a bit of a surprise. For the longest time, the genre intimidated me, but then a friend started talking about how Owen twisted his words and the poignant sadness of his short life's tale, and I reasoned, "Why not?" So I nosed around the Poetry Foundation and found a few I rather liked. Later, I picked up this chapbook from Project Gutenberg. It was a wise decision.Naturally, so [...]


  • Avempace

    "At a Calvary near the Ancre" by Wilfred Owen (late 1917-early 1918).Here is a rendition of the poem by the tenor Peter Pears from the War Requiem by Benjamin Britten:youtube/watch?v=flEp_Agnus Dei (chorus; Latin) interspersed with Owen's "At a Calvary near the Ancre" (tenor solo)Tenor:One ever hangs where shelled roads part.In this war He too lost a limb,But His disciples hide apart;And now the Soldiers bear with Him.Chorus:Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,dona eis requiem.Tenor:Near Golgath [...]


  • Stephen Patrick

    I came across Wilfred Owen while researching my novel set in WW1. his poetry is beautiful, haunting, and timeless, but somehow very approachable. The pain and anguish he brings to his most powerful pieces shook me and the beauty of his words made me feel like I was talking to an old friend trying to deal with terrible tragedy. Like Sigfriend Sassoon, his "on-the-ground" poetry does more for describing the soldier's experience than any reported account could dare.


  • Gary

    Too real to stand much, the truth of war untold is.


  • Pam P

    I named my son Owen. Need I say more. Ok, well Rupert,Sigfried and Wilfred were just too odd for a little guy to carry through school.


  • David Mills

    Favorite Poem = Dulce et Decorum Est


  • Manuel

    (3,5)


  • Sanja

    Loved this!


  • Erin

    Wilfred Owen poetry literally makes me cry :'(


  • Andy

    Absolutely beautiful. Each and every word pierces you. I'm so glad I got to read Owen's works after persistence from those around me. I don't really read a lot of poetry but when I do it affects me. It's mesmerizing, deep and soulful. Many of them are related to war though which i try not to flinch at. My favourite poem so far is probably Storm because of it's complexity while being simple and the richness of language. It's over whelming to say the least. His face was charges with beauty as a cl [...]


  • Tony

    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF WILFRED OWEN. (1963). Wilfred Owen. ****.Owen is remembered as one of England’s greatest poets from WW I. This collection brings together all of his war poems and poems written before the war. It is apparent that the war changed his perspective and his ability to write poetry that contained more meaning than his early work. His best loved poem was “Anthem For Doomed Youth,” which is probably read by every English schoolboy to this day. It was unfortunate that Owen wa [...]


  • Olivia Calver

    I have always been a fan of Owen's work and I thoroughly enjoyed the Prefix and Introduction written by C.Day Lewis. It has been beautifully crafted and I loved every second of the introduction, during which I continuously analysed the differences in language from the three time zones, 1917, 1965 and 2014. However, unfortunately the book's appendix went on too long and contained some unnecessary and confusing information which detracted from the rest of the book. As well as this, the notes benea [...]


  • Winona

    It breaks my heart everytime I read these poems. And the fact that Owen experienced the horror of war himself makes his writing even more chilling. I can't choose a favorite because essentially, all of them tell different stories that can be linked to the different times in Owen's life, whether it was during his naivety of war or during his actual experience of war. Each poem is special in their own way thus they hold a special place in my heart but I will say, Disabled made me tear up a bit and [...]


  • iam

    I am humbled by his words and craft, and grateful for his ability to bring his emotions and the time alive to me. The emotions are timeless. And his time and place, not one to be forgotten. I do not immediately embrace poetry, but in Owen, I found a quick friend one I would like to share a share pint with, one I would like to hold in friendship through his horrors.


  • Chris Allan

    An amazing British poet that really shook things up with his angry verses. He was after all there in the thick of it watching men die all around him, as more were sent to take their place. Owen, Sassoon and Graves are all worth reading to express the hell the men had to experience.


  • Rumsha Aqeel

    "Mental Cases" is one of the most haunting poems I've come across to date. I would heartily recommend this to any poetry fan, but most especially to those who appreciate this collection's inherent historicity.


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