Welcome to the Wilfred Owen Association's website!
How can you get to know a poet who was killed in the First World War? Owen's work was virtually unknown at the time of his death, at the age of only 25, yet for many people today his poems are the voice of the conflict. This website enables you to explore life, family, war experience and writing of Wilfred Owen, now perhaps the best-known of the poets of 1914-1918.
Here you will find a full range of material - the poet's life and work, and the settings which helped to shape his writing. If you want biographical detail, the range of his literary influences and friendships or practical information on visiting sites associated with Owen, you will find it here.
From News to Bibliography, via Chronology, Memorials and a Virtual Tour of important sites, the essential people, settings and events of his short life appear together with a selection of poems and comment.
The website reflects many years of reading and study which have been used for personal reading and presentations for education and the media. This is essential material for better knowledge of the writer and his poetry, for information and for visits.
Helen McPhail, Vice-President and former Chair of the Wilfred Owen Association