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Poems of the Great War: An Anthology 1914-1918
This collection featuring nearly 50 memorable poems from some of the best writers of the time: Rupert Brooke, Siegried Sasson, Wilfred Owen, Ivan Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg, Richard Aldington, Edward Thomas, and many more. Vividly expressing the ravages of war fought on the front lines, their poems are some of the most powerful and poignant works of the twentieth century.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Running Press Miniature Editions
(first published September 24th 2013)
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May 19, 2016 Joey Woolfardis rated it liked it
This is a lovely little book, full of some of the most evocative and memorable poetry ever written. It contains snippets from well-known poems from the First World War, from both soldiers and writers who never served but were nevertheless affected. This isn't an anthology to use of you're interested in war poetry, because it is incomplete and, put bluntly, just a novelty book. It features no poetry by women, despite there being a plethora of WWI poems available elsewhere. It is nice, but it give ...more
This is a small pocket book with black and white photos scattered throughout the book. This year, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of WWI. Skimming through the little book, I'm surprised I've heard or read some of the poems previously. It shows how powerful some of them are.