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.

News

  • 09/07/2014 15:15 - Dulce et Decorum Est - a life cut short for a poet whose work achieved immortality

    Wilfred Owen features in the Independent newspaper's series "A History of the First World War in 100 Moments"

  • 27/06/2014 16:16 - The Wilfred Owen Violin

    For the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in August 2014, a violin is being made which will have extraordinary historical associations and which can be used for concerts and in an educational outreach programme to a wide and diverse audience for many years to come.

    The violin, to be called The Wilfred Owen Violin, is being made from a branch of a sycamore growing in the grounds of Craiglockhart.

    The Wilfred Owen Violin Fund Committee is seeking to raise £10,000 for the making of the violin (£8,000) and the staging of an initial concert to launch the violin.

  • 14/04/2014 12:47 - International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen

    To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1, The Wilfred To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of WW1, The Wilfred Owen Association has launched an International Poetry Competition in commemoration of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).

    1st Prize: £500
    2nd Prize: £250
    3rd Prize: £150

    and a special young people's prize of £250 for the best poem by a poet under 19 years.

    10 Runners-up and Commended poems to be published in an anthology.

    The Judges, Gladys Mary Coles, Merryn Williams and Meg Crane, will be looking for poems 'in the spirit of Wilfred Owen', poems with compassion and empathetic insight, on any subject or theme (not necessarily on war).

    Deadline for entries: June 30th 2014

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The Journal

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.

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Membership

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Wilfred Owen mug

New! A Windsor bone china mug featuring a sepia photograph of Wilfred Owen, his monogram and reproduction of his signature in black.

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In The Spirit of Wilfred Owen: An Anthology of Poems Edited by Merryn Williams

In The Spirit of Wilfred Owen: An Anthology of Poems Edited by Merryn Williams

A collection of poems that reflect the spirit of Owen's writing. SPECIAL OFFER - JUST £3, including P&P (£5 including p&p overseas)

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Wilfred Owen cards (pack of 5, 2 designs)

Packs of 5 cards, featuring 2 different drawings of Wilfred Owen taken from original pencil sketches by Sally Ronchetti

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