Call for volunteers to participate in the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

Posted: 17/06/2013 15:14 | News Home

Sam Gray, The Wilfred Owen Association’s Treasurer, is organising a reading on Poetry Sunday (July 7th).  Poetry Sunday forms part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact Sam direct at  You do not have to read Owen; any appropriate poem can be added to the programme, including your own work if relevant.

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War poet Wilfred Owen can boost Oswestry tourism

Posted: 13/06/2013 16:08 | News Home

Oswestry Councillor Chris Schofield said more should be done to market the town as the birthplace of Wilfred Owen as Britain gears up for the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

From The Shropshire Star (22 May 2013)

See also: Why we should revere links to Wilfred Owen (Shropshire Star, 13 June 2013)

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Opening of the "Walking in Wilfred Owen's Footsteps Trail" in Ors, France

Posted: 01/06/2013 12:56 | News Home

The Walking in Wilfred Owen’s Footsteps Trail opened on 2nd June in Ors, France, where Owen is buried. It is the result of collaboration between the Nord and Nord-Pas de Calais Tourist Boards, as well as the Cambrai and District Tourist Office, and the dedication of Ors Mayor Jacky Duminy. 

Read more on the website (31 May 2013) 

More information is also on

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The Wilfred Owen Bursary - 2013 recipients announced

Posted: 27/03/2013 11:48 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Bursary - awarded each year to a promising poet, in the form of a course at the Arvon Writers' Centre at Ty Newydd, near Criccieth in North Wales - has this year been given to two worthy recipients: Carole Powell from Narberth in Pembrokeshire, and Andrea Gosling from East Grinstead in Sussex. The WOA is grateful to Ty Newydd for the financial help which has made it possible to award two bursaries this year.
The course will take place in April, and the tutors will be Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales - and also, of course, the most recent holder of the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award - and Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate. We congratulate Carole and Andrea, and we look forward to hearing from them about their experience of the course, and to seeing more of their work.

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The Humane Society, debut pamphlet from Jodie Hollander

Posted: 11/01/2013 16:06 | News Home

"The Humane Society" is the debut pamphlet from Jodie Hollander, recent recipient of a Wilfred Owen Association bursary.

"Romantic, surreal and tender, it paints a family portrait that is a mixture of memoir, ghost story and artistic obsession, as well as being an elegy for an older, more mannered, world".

Jodie is originally from Wisconsin and now lives and works in Washington DC. An alumni of the Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University, her poetry has appeared in a number of poetry magazines and journals both in the UK and America. She has also received a Fullbright Scholarship and is due to receive a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013.  She was awarded the Wilfred Owen Association bursary to study at Ty Newydd in 2012.

The Humane Society is available from tall-lighthouse publishing

Click here for a scan of the cover

"The Glass Elephants", a sample poem from the pamphlet, can be downloaded from here.



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