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.
2017 marks the centenary of Wilfred Owen's time at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, where he first met Siegfried Sassoon. To mark this several events are taking place in the city this year.
On the night of the 11th or 12th March, Wilfred fell into a concealed well, or cellar, near Bouchoir and Le Quenoy, banging the back of his head on the way down and lying at the bottom for over 24 hours with concussion.
You are invited to submit a review of any book (in or out of print) which deals in some way with the theme of the Great War. This may be fiction or non-fiction. There will be a prize of £150; the winning review(s) will be published in the Wilfred Owen Association Journal or in Siegfried's Journal, and one or more of the winners will be invited to review for the Journal on other occasions.
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