World War One Poetry – Day Eight

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry – Day Seven

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry – Day Six

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry: Hope and fear, terror and triumph

Before social media, email or smartphones – even before television – the effect of the written word was even more powerful than it is today. Poetry has long been used as a way of expressing our emotions, but perhaps at no time was emotive energy so intensely transferred onto the page than in the heat …

World War One Poetry – Day Five

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry – Day Four

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry – Day Three

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry – Day Two

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

World War One Poetry – Day One

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” World War One …

The War Poet

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute – 11 November 2018. On 11 November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. Recently I have been re-reading a few anthologies of some of our greatest war poets and …