25 First World War Poets, their lives and their poetry
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Succinct biographies of 25 Poets of WW1 with an example of their poetry


25 POETS OF THE GREAT WAR
With original illustrations by Charlotte Zeepvat
New limpback edition
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Published by Pen & Sword Books in limpback. 240 pages.
25 b & w portraits.
Price £12.95 


25 POETS OF THE GREAT WAR - Front Cover



Poets of the Great War
[Originally published as Violets from Oversea]

With every year interest grows in the extraordinary eruption of poetry that the First World War inspired: the patriotic, the unquestioning, the bitter, the brutal, the idealistic and the realistic, the love poems and the hate poems, the works of the professionals and the gifted amateurs.
  This highly unusual anthology takes 25 of the Great War poets - the well-known and the not so familiar - and for each one reproduces one of their typical or thought-provoking poems, a comprehensive biographical study and a beautiful, original portrait by the artist, writer and researcher, Charlotte Zeepvat who first proposed the idea and did some of the original research.
  All of the poets except Gibson served on the Western Front and/or in Gallipoli (even the one woman included, Vera Brittain, served as a VAD at Etaples) and they are put in the context of their military service in the biographical essays.
  Further reference should be made via their indexes to -
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guides to
The Ypres Salient
The Somme
Gallipoli


25 POETS OF THE GREAT WAR - Back Cover


THE POETS IN
ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Edmund Blunden
Vera Brittain
Rupert Brooke
Leslie Coulson
Gilbert Frankau
Wilfrid Gibson
Robert Graves
Julian Grenfell
Ivor Gurney
Alan Patrick Herbert
William Noel Hodgson
Frances Ledwidge
Roland Leighton
John McCrae
Ewart Alan Mackintosh
Wilfred Owen
Isaac Rosenberg
Siegfried Sassoon
Alan Seeger
Charles Sorley
John Streets
Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy ('Woodbine Willie')
Edward Tennant
Edward Thomas
Robert Vernede
 
 
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