Poets of the First World War  

2004, £9.99, ISBN 1-87-1551-79-X     

Poem prefacing the Guide to the Poets of the First World War:

Officers of the 198th Battery


Writing from a poet’s perspective, John Greening here considers some neglected names from the Great War – Wilfrid Gibson, Laurence Binyon, Ivor Gurney, Charles Sorley – while reassessing the work of established figures such as Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg, Thomas, Blunden and Graves.  Each chapter provides a biographical summary and close analysis of the verse.  There is a discussion, too, of other key poems from the period. including the contribution made by women writers.  The study closes with a chapter on the influence of the war on later poets The Lattermath