This major new anthology of war poetry brings together for the first time the work of poets who saw active service on the Western Front, but not with a gun in their hand. Their role was to save life, not to take it.
Ernest Hemingway and E E Cummings drove ambulances. Mary Borden, Carola Oman and Vera Brittain were nurses. All of them volunteered their services to help those caught up in the war, often at great personal risk to themselves.
Finding themselves amid scenes of unimaginable horror, each one experienced the realities of the war first-hand and wrote about what they saw and did with great honesty and compassion.
Release date: June 2018
Book launch: Professor Paul O’Prey will speak about the book at La Caixa Cultural, Palma de Mallorca, Spain on Wednesday 11 July, at a small launch event during the XIV International Robert Graves Conference there, 10-14 July 2018. The date and time of the launch is to be confirmed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.