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Wilfred Owen Association AGM and presentation

Posted: 27/10/2009 20:08 | News Home

The 2009 AGM will be held at Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard, London on Saturday November 21st at 2pm. All members are very welcome.

The AGM will be folllowed by the presentation of The Wilfred Owen Poetry Award.  The Wilfred Owen Association presents a biennial Poetry Award to honour a poet for a sustained body of work that includes memorable war poems.

The recipient of the 2009 Award is Dr Dannie Abse, for his sixty-year-long body of work.

The presentation will take place at 3pm. Dr Abse will be interviewed by Dr Merryn Williams.

Entrance (on the door) is £5 for WOA members and £6 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Please let the Secretary, Mrs Vanessa Davis, know if you will be coming, to help with the catering arrangements:  vcedavis@hotmail.com or write to her at 29 Arthur Road, London SW19 7DN.

This event will be followed by supper at La Piazzetta, 13 Neal's Yard.  If you would like to join us, please email Vanessa Davis at vcedavis@hotmail.com before November 8th.

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Wilfred Owen voted one of the nation's favourite poets.

Posted: 08/10/2009 14:09 | News Home

Wilfred Owen came fourth in a recent online poll to find the nation's favourite poet. The results of the vote were announced today - October 8th - to mark National Poetry Day. Further details are on the BBC website.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Owen led for several months!

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Rosenberg self portrait

Posted: 06/10/2009 13:53 | News Home

Ben Uri has announce the acquisition of "Self-portrait in
steel helmet" by Isaac Rosenberg c.1916 purchased with the assistance of grants from The Art Fund, the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the generosity of many private supporters.

Jonathan Horwich, Chairman of the Museum's Acquisitions Committee said:

"This is a hugely important acquisition of national significance for BenUri.  Rosenberg was a distinguished poet and artist whose life was cruelly cut short dying in the trenches in Arras, France, serving King and country
in 1918. His work is rare and this remarkable example executed on a brown paper bag whilst in the trenches has been the centrepiece of each of the four major retrospectives of his work. It featured most recently on the front cover of Ben Uri's "Whitechapel at War, Isaac Rosenberg and his
Circle" exhibition catalogue. This exceptional work is of significant art-historical as well as biographical importance and fills a long standing gap in our preeminent collection of this milieu."

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Dannie Abse recipient of 2009 Wilfred Owen Poetry Award

Posted: 22/09/2009 12:53 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Association presents a biennial Poetry Award to honour a poet for a sustained body of work that includes memorable war poems.

The recipient of the 2009 Award is Dr Dannie Abse, for his sixty-year-long body of work. 

The presentation will take place at Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal's Yard, London on Saturday November 21st at 3pm. Dr Abse will be interviewed by Dr Merryn Williams.

Entrance (on the door) is £5 for WOA members and £6 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Please let the Secretary, Mrs Vanessa Davis, know if you will be coming, to help with the catering arrangements:  vcedavis@hotmail.com or write to her at 29 Arthur Road, London SW19 7DN.

The presentation follows the Wilfred Owen Association AGM at 2pm, which is open to members only.

Tags: Dannie Abse, Poetry Award, Poetry | Category: General

Full length review of Songs of War now available

Posted: 17/09/2009 16:36 | News Home

The latest issue of our journal carried an edited version of Velma Guyer’s  review of the Songs of War Concert, which was held at St. James’s Church Piccadilly in April this year.  A full length copy of Velma’s review is now available to download.

 

The WOA would like to thank Velma Guyer for allowing us to publish this.

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