Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War. His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the 'Pity of War'.
Owen's enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill.
The Wilfred Owen Association was formed in 1989 to commemorate Wilfred Owen's life and work.
After only two days at Beauval, Wilfred moved up to Savy Wood to prepare for another attack. 14th April, his battalion advanced north-east to assault trenches north of St.Quentin.
University lecturer Neil McLennan has discovered that war poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves met at Baberton Golf Club in Juniper Green, Edinburgh.
Wilfred soon started to recover from his fall. After a week he sent his youngest brother Colin a sonnet dedicated to him called “With an Identity Disc”, which ends:
“But let my death be memoried on this disc.
Wear it, sweet friend. Inscribe no date nor deed.
But let thy heart-beat kiss it night and day,
Until the name grow vague and wear away.”
The Wilfred Owen Association Journal publishes work about Wilfred Owen, or on themes relating to the history and literature of the Great War that are 'in the spirit' of Wilfred Owen.
We've got various Wilfred Owen related items that you can purchase. Here's a selection. Visit the shop page to view more.
All the prizewinning poems from The Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition 2014.
Wilfred Owen, giclee print from original hand and machine stitched portrait by Louise Sambrook Underwood.
New! A Windsor bone china mug featuring a sepia photograph of Wilfred Owen, his monogram and reproduction of his signature in black.
A collection of poems that reflect the spirit of Owen's writing - £5, including P&P (£7 overseas)
Packs of 5 cards, featuring 2 different drawings of Wilfred Owen taken from original pencil sketches by Sally Ronchetti