New Book – IWM Publishes First World War Poems from the Front

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To coincide with the First World War centenary, IWM are publishing a new poetry anthology on 19 July, First World War Poems from the Front, edited by Paul O’Prey.

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The book features fifteen poets who all saw service during the war, including Wilfred Owen, Mary Borden and Ivor Gurney. It also features Robert Graves, who Paul spent a number of years working alongside.

Poems include ‘November 11th’ by Graves, appearing for the first time as a poem in its own right, and three poems by the American nurse Mary Borden that are published for the first time, having only previously existed in handwritten drafts.

A superb collection. Fresh, surprising and very moving – the most insightful anthology of the war I’ve read.
John Simpson, broadcaster and author