Poetry Corner

So much has been written about the First World War.

One hundred years have passed, yet the first conflict of truly global proportions continues to be a subject of endless fascinations even today.

In an era when one of the most natural forms of expression was to put pen to paper, those who actually played a part in the war seemed to experience an overwhelming need to ‘write it out’.

The result was a wealth of letters, diaries, memoirs, prose, plays, fiction and of course, poetry.

Writers during the Second World War also produced a wide range of poetry, which is often overlooked compared to those of the previous conflict.

Within this section we aim to highlight a plethora of poets who we commemorate around the world. These case studies can be used inside the classroom as starting points in studying the poets of the First and Second World Wars.

 

Case Studies

Timothy Corsellis