News Articles with the tag 'Poetry'

The power of war poetry, from the Western Front to Helmand province

Posted: 05/10/2010 12:48 | News Home

Article about war poetry, which appeared in the Independent on Sunday on October 3rd 2010.

Independent on Sunday website, 3 October 2010

Tags: Poetry, Afghanistan | Category: General

Poems and messages from injured WW1 soldiers emerge after 92 years

Posted: 06/09/2010 12:36 | News Home

"The unknown nurse kept the book on her uniform while she worked in auxiliary hospitals in England throughout the conflict.

As she built up a bed-side relationship with the soldiers she treated, the unnamed nurse asked them to write their thoughts down in the little book."

Read more on the Daily Telegraph website (6 September 2010)


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Wilfred Owen Association offers sponsorship to poetry student

Posted: 08/04/2010 21:31 | News Home


Tŷ Newydd is the National Writers' Centre for Wales and since 1990 has attracted writers from all over the world, both as tutors and course participants.

The Centre offers courses for poets, novelists, script and screenwriters, playwrights, and many other genres.

The Wilfred Owen Association is offering one bursary of up to £480 to cover the cost of a poetry course at Tŷ Newydd.  The bursary is offered on a competitive basis.  Exact details, together with an application form, will be available shortly.  Watch this space!



Tags: Poetry | Category: General

"Verse that will make you feel better"

Posted: 31/03/2010 10:07 | News Home

Wilfred Owen Poetry Award recipient Dr Dannie Abse will judge a new medical poetry contest.  The winning entry will receive £15,000.

"The winners of the Hippocrates Prize will be announced at a symposium on Poetry and Medicine on 10 April, at the University of Warwick, which is supporting the prize jointly with the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine".

Independent, p17, 24 March 2010

Tags: Poetry, Dannie Abse | Category: General

Armistice Day: The Great War and the words we mustn't forget

Posted: 11/11/2009 10:30 | News Home

In an editorial in the Independent, Robert Fisk considers if, as English evolves in the digital age, the powerful words of the Great War writers and poets will "soon stop making sense"?
Independent, 11 November 2009

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Siegfried Sassoon WWI archive launched online for Armistice Day

Posted: 11/11/2009 10:29 | News Home

Oxford University is marking this year’s Armistice Day by launching the first online collection of the manuscripts of Siegfried Sassoon, focusing on his war poetry.
Culture24, 4 November 2009

Tags: Poetry, Sassoon | Category: General

Virtual trenches immerse students in First World War poetry

Posted: 03/11/2009 15:50 | News Home

This project, which is funded by JISC, has arranged a range of digitised archival materials like poetry manuscripts, letters and diaries from the major poets of the First World War, including Wilfred Owen, along with contextual primary source materials. These materials have been supplemented with new interpretative content and a spectrum of interactive tools and tutorials, streaming video and audio effects (JISC News, 2 November 2009).

Further details, and a link into Second Life, are on the JISC website.

Tags: JISC, Poetry | Category: General

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: 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

Is Wilfred Owen the nation's favourite poet?

Posted: 19/08/2009 19:56 | News Home

The BBC poetry site is running an online poll to find Britain's favourite poet.

Voters can choose from a shortlist of 30 poets, selected by a panel of judges. Wilfred Owen is amongst those shortlisted.

The poll closes on September 1st and the winner will be announced on October 8th, National Poetry Day.

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"The Real War Poets"

Posted: 10/08/2009 12:38 | News Home

Erica Wagner, writing in The Times last Saturday (8 August 2009), introduces an alternative selection of war poetry written by poets “whose experience of conflict is direct, intimate, everyday; who were born in conflict zones, who live and work there; the poets in Afghanistan, Gaza, Iraq, Somalia, Sri Lanka.”

Click here to read the poems on the Times website

Tags: War, Poetry | Category: General

“The Last Post”

Posted: 31/07/2009 10:33 | News Home

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem to mark the passing of the last WW1 veterans.  “The Last Post” uses "Dulce et Decorum Est" as a starting-point.  You can listen online on the BBC Radio 4 website, or read the poem, and a review, on the Times website.

The National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, has also written a poem called The Plumber.  You can listen to this, or read it, on the BBC Radio 4 website.

Tags: Poetry | Category: General

"Exit wounds"

Posted: 29/07/2009 20:21 | News Home

"With the conflict in Afghanistan escalating and the Iraq inquiry pending, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy commissions war poetry for today".

Guardian, 25 July 2009

Tags: Afghanistan, Poetry | Category: General

Owen discussed on the Guardian's "Books Blog"

Posted: 11/06/2009 09:39 | News Home

"The Parable of the Old Man and the Young" is the Guardian's "Poem of the Week". 

Carol Rumens looks at "Wilfred Owen's retelling of the Abraham myth, and how it chimes with Barack Obama's speech in Cairo".

Join the debate on the Guardian's blog

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BBC plans to send poet to Afghanistan battlefields

Posted: 27/05/2009 13:35 | News Home

Observer, 24 May 2009

"Honouring the works of Owen and Sassoon, the BBC will send Simon Armitage... to Helmand province to capture the lives of British troops in conflict".

The makers of the one-hour documentary, Behind the Lines, plan to film Armitage’s response to frontline operations.


Tags: Afghanistan, Poetry | Category: General