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

  • 23/09/2016 09:29 - The Wilfred Owen Poetry Award 2016

    The Wilfred Owen Association are honoured to announce that the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, has accepted the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award for 2016. She will be appearing at the Gateway, Shrewsbury, on Saturday 26th November 2016, to receive the Award and to present her tribute, in this centenary year, to the abiding memory of the Great War.

  • 26/06/2016 20:26 - A close reading of 'Dulce et Decorum est' by Dr Santanu Das

    In a close reading for the British Library's online feature Discovering Literature: 20th Century Dr Santanu Das examines the crafting of one of Owen's most poignant poems, 'Dulce et Decorum est', and shows how Owen's war poems evoke the extreme sense-experience of the battlefield.

  • 28/05/2016 13:10 - A giant Wilfred Owen?

    Wirral council leader Phil Davies said the borough will capitalise on its connection to the war poet Wilfred Owen in the return of the massive marionettes as they commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

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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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Shop!

We've got various Wilfred Owen related items that you can purchase. Here's a selection. Visit the shop page to view more.

The Day Destroyed

All the prizewinning poems from The Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition 2014.

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Wilfred Owen, giclee print from original hand and machine stitched portrait

Wilfred Owen, giclee print from original hand and machine stitched portrait by Louise Sambrook Underwood.

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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 - £5, including P&P (£7 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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