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  Isaac Rosenberg, War poets,world war one, 1914-18, great war, poetry, war poems, war graves, British soldiers, ...
Isaac Rosenberg; who is generally regarded as the greatest war poet., after Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).
Rosenberg was 27 years old when killed in the last year of the war, it was a slow process before he became acknowledged as on of the leading war poets.
There are 26 British and commonwealth war poets buried on the Western Front; six of these have 'no known grave', and have their name comemorated on the memorials to the missing, (CWGC, information sheet).
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/kylet1/ros1.htm   (2042 words)

  War poet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Spanish Civil War produced a substantial volume of poetry in English and, of course, Spanish too, and other languages — there were English-speaking poets serving on both sides.
World War II By the time of World War II the role of 'war poet' was so well-established in the public mind that 'where are the war poets?' became a topic of discussion.
Alun Lewis and Keith Douglas are the standard critical choices amongst British war poets of that time, and Karl Shapiro made a reputation based on poetry written during the Pacific war; there was probably more heavyweight poetry written in French from 1939-1945, than in English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War_poet   (588 words)

 War Requiem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although he was a virtually unknown poet at the time of his death, he has subsequently come to be revered as one of the great war poets.
The War Requiem premiere took place on May 30, 1962, in the rebuilt cathedral and was a triumph, achieving an impact matched by few works in the twentieth century.
The War Requiem was written for soprano, tenor and baritone soloists, choir, boys' choir, organ, and two orchestras (one full orchestra and one chamber orchestra).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War_Requiem   (628 words)

 Poetry of the First World War: French Poets
His publications of the war era are noteworthy for their often grisly descriptions and unflinching condemnation of the war, aimed particularly at allied generals, politicians, and other leaders.
The poetry and essays he published during the war era demonstrate the evolution of his viewpoint, from the Tolstoyan belief in the possibility of world unity through fraternal love to an apocalyptic vision of the doom of an ignoble and impenitent humanity.
While greed is the main cause of the war in his view, Jouve also blasts the duplicity of governments, the church, the press and other institutions, as well as the willful ignorance of "honest folk," mothers who teach their sons to love war, and even soldiers who try to perform their duty.
www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com /listfren.html   (2139 words)

Of the 16 poets, Brooke, Grenfell, Owen, Rosenberg, Sorley, and Thomas died in the war.
The oldest of the war poets (he was 45 when the war began), Laurence Binyon (1869-1943) was an expert on Oriental art at the British Museum, and an established scholar and poet.
In the running with Wilfred Owen for the title of greatest of the Great War poets, Isaac Rosenberg is distinguished from the other war poets by the fact that he was both Jewish (as was Siegfried Sassoon) and an enlisted man (as was Ivor Gurney and David Jones).
www.lib.byu.edu /~english/WWI/poets/poets.html   (3364 words)

 First World War.com - Prose & Poetry - Wilfred Owen and his Early Editors
After the war, Edith Sitwell had begun to prepare the poems for publication; she had even published seven of the poems in Wheels, the magazine she edited, and was preparing to publish more.
Just as the war affected Owen's generation, the war also affected the next generation of writers who either grew up during the war or were born shortly after the war.
It is not surprising that, given the upheaval and the social and self-examination caused by the war, Wilfred Owen, who so vividly portrayed the horrors of war, became one of the most read of the war poets.
www.firstworldwar.com /poetsandprose/owen_editors.htm   (1520 words)

 War poet -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The term war poet came into currency during and after (A war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918) World War I.
A number of (A writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)) poets writing in English had been soldiers, and had written about that experience.
The public may have seen war poems as (The news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television) reportage and direct emotional links to the soldier.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wa/war_poet.htm   (596 words)

 Poet - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Poets are often regarded as imaginative thinkers or writers.
Poets day is a reference to Friday in workplaces which have a shorter working day at the end of the week.
In this context, POETS is an acronym for "Push off early, tomorrow's Saturday".
open-encyclopedia.com /Poet   (59 words)

 SkyMinds.Net (English Literature: Rupert Brooke)
He was said to be strikingly handsome and the unfair reasons why he was considered a popular war poet was because of both his 5 poems dealing with war and his appearance.
In fact, Brooke's experience of war was very limited and he was not a war poet in the sense S. Sassoon was.
He was wrongly considered as a war poet: he was a leading figure of the Georgian Movement, a prewar poet.
www.skyminds.net /lit_gb/ww1_brooke.php   (313 words)

 Siegfried Sassoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He soon became horrified by the realities of war, and the tone of his writing changed completely: where his early poems exhibit a Romantic dilettantish sweetness, his war poetry moves to an increasingly discordant music, intended to convey the ugly truths of the trenches to an audience hitherto lulled by patriotic propaganda.
Deepening depression at the horror and misery the soldiers were forced to endure produced in Sassoon a paradoxically manic courage, and he was nicknamed "Mad Jack" by his men for his suicidal exploits.
The war had brought Sassoon into contact with men of a lower social class, and he had developed Socialist sympathies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siegfried_Sassoon   (1586 words)

 Last war poet dies
He was a little-known member of a generation of First World War poets whose impact has been felt through the remaining years of the century which so few of them survived to see.
The poets' criticism of their elders, particularly politicians, had a powerful effect on many of the young of the generations who followed, and is still controversial.
Jon Silkin, poet and founder of Stand magazine, which has just reprinted a 1960s' issue of collected essays on the war poets, says: "It was a civilian consciousness, shocked into an awareness of what war meant.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/08/20/ndea20.html   (1093 words)

 The Great War's Influence on Later Writers and in Contemporary Literature
Poets of the Second World War were naturally influenced by their predecessors in the First.
Believing in the war, and in its expected brevity, Kipling (1865-1936) used his influence to secure for his teenage son John, who was almost legally-blind from near-sightedness, a commission in the Irish Guards.
The Prince of Wales -- later to become King Edward VIII (1894-1972) -- was a contemporary of the war poets.
www.lib.byu.edu /~english/WWI/influence/influence.html   (1631 words)

 The American Thinker
A man known as J. Jameson became one of Chicago’s prominent anti-war figures and a member of the community of leftist anti-war poets.
It is obvious that claiming the status of a poet can sometimes be a cover for malicious hearts, minds, and souls.
Poets are not pure as the driven snow.
americanthinker.com /comments.php?comments_id=1838   (542 words)

 Wilfred Owen - Greatest War Poet in the English Language
From the age of nineteen Owen wanted to be a poet and immersed himself in poetry, being especially impressed by Keats and Shelley.
He escaped bullets until the last week of the war, but he saw a good deal of front-line action: he was blown up, concussed and suffered shell-shock.
To fight in a war and kill fellow human beings it is necessary to abandon the basic morality of civilised life and this requires painful mental adjustments.
www.warpoetry.co.uk /owena.html   (2620 words)

 The war poet Wilfred Owen 80 years on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It was during the worst winter of the war that Owen was drafted to France.
He was not interested in the momentary feelings of shock at the war, which was the usual response of the often quite brilliant satirical or sardonic pieces of his contemporaries.
When describing incidents in the war Owen often used half- or para-rhyme to create a dissonant effect--as the reader expects the rhyme to be completed but it is not--and by making the second word lower in pitch than the first, feelings of melancholy, failure and despair are conveyed.
www.wsws.org /arts/1998/dec1998/owen-d02.shtml   (3901 words)

 Interview with a Special Feature Elisha Porat
The poet is not going to war, for the poet is a citizen of his homeland and a soldier like any other when he puts on his uniform.
Archibald MacLeish, the great American poet from World War I, was a regular draftee into the army, as were a million other men.
Now, if he is a poet, the war will influence the whole of his life.
www.poetrymagazine.com /archives/2004/Winter4-5/Features/interview_porat.htm   (1265 words)

 Poets Against War
Poets Against War continues the tradition of socially engaged poetry by creating venues for poetry as a voice against war, tyranny and oppression.
Poems from Poets Against War have been presented in person, by invitation, to several representatives of the U.S. Congress; many of them have since been introduced into the Congressional Record.
Poets Against war is a volunteer organization dependent upon the financial contributions of friends and members.
www.poetsagainstthewar.org   (719 words)

 Steve Mason, Vietnam War poet, dies at 65 - Boston.com - Nation - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Steve Mason, a soldier and poet who became the unofficial bard of the Vietnam War, has died.
Considered the poet laureate of Vietnam veterans, Mason's blank verse gave voice to a generation's wounds.
Eventually, he began opening up the wounds of war in blank verse, publishing the trilogy he is best known for -- "Johnny's Song: Poetry of a Vietnam Veteran" in 1986, "Warrior for Peace" in 1988 and "The Human Being -- A Warrior's Journey Toward Peace and Mutual Healing" in 1990.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/05/30/steve_mason_vietnam_war_poet_dies_at_65?mode=PF   (500 words)

 Open Directory - Society: History: By Time Period: Twentieth Century: Wars and Conflicts: World War I: Art and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rosenberg - Poet Hero - Rosenberg - bio on Isaac Rosenberg, a Jewish war poet of England.
Rosenberg, Isaac - Isaac Rosenberg (1890 - 1917) is one of the lesser known of the war poets, though he is considered to be one of the finest.
War Poetry - The First World War - About war poets, their lives and times.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Time_Period/Twentieth_Century/Wars_and_Conflicts/World_War_I/Art_and_Literature/Poetry   (750 words)

 NPR : The Poetry of War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Crimean War of 1854-1856 was a battle of empires, pitting Russia against Great Britain, France and Ottoman Turkey.
The Civil War was one of the most brutal conflicts in American history.
The first, Lament on the Spirit of War, was written in 2300 B.C. by the earliest known poet, Sumerian priestess Enheduanna.
www.npr.org /programs/wesun/features/2003/apr/war_poetry   (672 words)

 Siegfried Sassoon - The Making of a War Poet
Not much is known of his life between 1920 and 1967 and this is the subject of volume 2 of his biography where the author tries to shed light on Sassoon's complicated post-war years.
A war which came at an opportune time for Sassoon because his life, of a gentleman writer and social butterfly, was going nowhere.
The war gave this shy and sensitive, if somewhat melancholy man, a sense of purpose, and he put all his energies, both creative and physical, into it, proving to himself and to all that he was an extraordinarily courageous soldier.
www.dangoor.com /70019.html   (759 words)

 Wilfred Owen - Poet laments war - culture - Yemen Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Owen speaks as a soldier with perfect and certain knowledge of war at grips with the soldier; as a mind, surveying the whole process of wasted spirit, art and blood in all its instant and deeper evils.
The poet has recorded here his grim experience of the front and his prophetic vision of the effects of war.
The nightmarish vision of war is producing the impression of confusion to the whole humanity.
www.yementimes.com /article.shtml?i=629&p=culture&a=2   (659 words)

 Benjamin Paloff/The Poet at War
Paulin’s best poems are often his most perplexing, and it is to the poet’s credit when he does not provide us with rhetorical escape hatches as readily as he passes historical judgment.
There are many instances throughout the book when the cultural and political allusions (another distinction this poet deconstructs) are so dense as to make it all but impossible to orient ourselves; three poems on the 1925 Locarno treaties alone could warrant a hefty commentary.
Quite the contrary: anger may or may not be the right word for what the Other feels, but throughout this collection, it is what the poet himself brings to the table, ascribing it to various personae where he can, throwing it in haphazardly when he cannot.
www.bostonreview.net /BR28.2/paloff.html   (1370 words)

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Unlike most studies of war poetry, it is not restricted to a few familiar and canonical authors but is based on an extensive trawl of wartime anthologies and poems published in contemporary newspapers and magazines.
She defends her historical-social attitude to war poetry as a collection of documents where themes and topics constantly recur, as opposed to the literary-critical emphasis on the uniqueness and value of the particular poem.
It looks as if no war narratives could ultimately be acceptable to Cobley, since whatever mode they employ they, or their authors, are committed to making some kind of sense of experience, and it is the making sense (or more briefly, art) that she regards as so ideologically suspect.
faculty.ed.umuc.edu /~rschumak/essay9.htm   (2978 words)

 Isaac Rosenberg: Birkbeck's War Poet
But he goes on in his own way, running away to the libraries whenever he can, to read poetry and the lives of the poets, their letters, their essays on how to write poetry, their theories of what poetry should be and do...It is only in poetry that he fills himself with something.
The volume was to move through the stages of ‘faith and fear’, rendering the aspirations of a youthful poet to purity, ‘The Cynic’s lamp’, in which the poet loses his aspirations and is content with external reality and finally ‘sunfire’, in which love reignites the poet’s spiritual longings.
But the darker possibilities of this poem seem to be anticipated in the strange drawing Hark, Hark the Lark of 1912, with the rapturous three figures in the middle, with their hands open for the manna of the bird’s song balanced by the ominously indifferent, twisted, or imploring postures of the other figures.
www.bbk.ac.uk /eh/skc/rosenberg   (4405 words)

 Rupert Brooke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Brooke actually saw little combat during the war; he contracted blood-poisoning from a small neglected injury and died in April, 1915, in the Aegean.
Fair or not, Brooke is remembered as a "war poet" who inspired patriotism in the early months of the Great War.
The thoughts to which he gave expression in the very few incomparable war sonnets which he has left behind will be shared by many thousands of young men moving resolutely and blithely forward into this, the hardest, cruellest, and the least-rewarded of all the wars that men have fought.
www.english.emory.edu /LostPoets/Brooke.html   (363 words)

 Casali-Poet at War-abst.-HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Silius’ interpretation of this passage matches that found in Servius: according to him, Messapus was claimed by Ennius as an ancestor, and Virgil praises Ennius’ poetry through the simile of the swans in 7.699-702.
Furthermore, Silius’ reading of Virgil’s Messapus passage points out the encomiastic nature of Ennian poetry: the followers of Messapus, who are compared to singing swans, are said ‘to sing the praises of their king’ (regem… canebant, 7.698), and this encomiastic character of Ennian poetry is underlined by Apollo in Sil.
Interestingly, Messapus in Virgil’s Aeneid is both a figure of the poet Ennius and the subject of his ‘fellow-poets’ praises: it is just the same situation of Silius’ episode, where Ennius is a warrior praised for his ability as a poet praising warriors.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/casali.html   (465 words)

 Wilfred Owen: War Poet.
His total war experience will be rather short: four months, from which only five weeks in the line.
At Craiglockhart War Hospital Owen met with the war poet Siegfried Sassoon.
The opinion of Yeats on war poetry in general and on Owen's poetry in particular.
users.fulladsl.be /spb1667/cultural/owen.html   (980 words)

 The Flying Fists of Master Grant: Stephen Crane, Poet Against War
A few months ago, Laura Bush made the mistake of inviting a group of prominent poets to the White House on February 12 to celebrate the work of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes.
The poets, led by Copper Canyon Press publisher Sam Hamill, have carried on anyway.
He died of tuberculosis in 1900, one year after publishing "War Is Kind & Other Lines," his reflection on what it means to fight and to die on the battlefield...
www.flyingfists.org /archives/002032.html   (559 words)

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