The War Poets Association promotes interest in the work, life and historical context of poets whose subject is the experience of war. It is interested in war poets of all periods and nationalities, with a primary focus on conflicts since 1914 – mainly the First World War, Spanish War 1936-39, Second World War and Ireland. There are already many societies dedicated to individual war poets; one of the WPA’s aims is to work with these and others to help promote joint activities and events of mutual interest.
Highlights: Some forthcoming and recent events and news:
- Article: A Pilgrimage of Remembrance, Writer and Daily Mail Columnist Bel Mooney Attends a Recent WPA Poetry Tour of Battlefields on the Western Front.
- 11 November 2018: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s Poem for the centenary of the Armistice, The Wound In Time, read on beaches around Britain in an event directed by Danny Boyle.
- 11 November 2018: WPA Annual Subscription Renewals Due.
- 27-30 October 2018: The World’s Worst Wound’: Eyewitness Tours Ltd & WPA Battlefields Tour.
Some centenary media links:
First World War 100: Poetry’s Passing Bells. Poet Daljit Nagra’s archive tribute on BBC iPlayer includes some letters to his mother and poems by Wilfred Owen, and Dennis Silk talking about Siegfried Sassoon.
War Poetry Review 2017-2018
To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, the WPA is providing free open access to the current issue and some back numbers of its journal, War Poetry Review, until the end of November 2018. To access the journal, click on the link here or select ‘War Poetry Review’ from the top menu of this website. The password needed is 100centen4ry .
To join the War Poets Association and receive future printed issues of War Poetry Review or access them and the back issues online, click here.
This latest issue of the journal was published in December 2017 and is available in print to members of the WPA. Please join the Association or renew your subscription to receive your printed copy. Click on the cover image here to read the list of contents. An online version is available via the password-controlled War Poetry Review page, here. Details about the journal and how to subscribe are also available on this page.
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