First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Prose and Poetry" web sites

87 online resources. This is page 1 of 9.
Anthem for doomed youth : twelve soldier poets of the First World War
Anthem for doomed youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War is a virtual exhibition commemorating a major exhibit of manuscripts, letters, diaries, artworks, photographs and personal mementoes which was held at the Imperial War Museum from October 2002 to April 2003. The site provides brief biographies and photographs of twelve British poets who wrote about their experiences during World War I: Edmund Blunden; Rupert Brooke; Robert Graves; Juilien Grenfell; Ivor Gurney; David Jones; Francis Ledwidge; Wilfred Owen; Isaac Rosenberg; Siegfried Sassoon; Charles Sorley; and Edward…
BBC : history : Wilfred Owen audio gallery
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is one of the most revered and famous war poets of the First World War, and his name is often linked with that of Siegfried Sassoon. The website "BBC : history : Wilfred Owen audio gallery" is an audio/picture gallery on the BBC history site, with a reading and analysis of one of Owen's most famous poems, 'The Sentry'. Alongside it is a letter to the poet's mother, written in January 1917 and describing the same events in more prosaic terms. This juxtaposition is an excellent opportunity for students to analyse textual and functional difference of language and …
David Jones Society
The David Jones Society website gives details of the organisation whose aim is to promote the work of this poet and artist. Jones fought on the Western Front in the First World War, and is possibly best known for his long poem 'In Parenthesis', based on his war experiences. Jones was also a talented artist, working in paint, metal and wood among other media. The site gives a brief overview of Jones's career and of the society's activities, as well as tables of contents of the Society's latest journal issue and membership information. Although the website is still under construction,…
Edmund Blunden
The Edmund Blunden website, set up by Blunden's family, aims to promote a better understanding of his poetry and prose amongst a modern audience. The site provides a short introduction to Blunden and his work, and gives access to a variety of items relating to his life including: news items concerning Blunden and World War I-related topics; short articles on Blunden's life by his family and others; selected poems; bibliographies; a biography; and selected images of Blunden himself. There is also a short section of links to related websites and a frequently asked questions page. The …
Edmund Blunden at war
The Edmund Blunden at War website aims to tell "the military story of Edmund Blunden during the First World War". The site, part of the World War One Poets on the Battlefield pages, gives a short history of the poet's military career, and also provides: recent photographs of relevant battle sites; short descriptions of the battles Blunden fought in; and pictures of related memorials. This site concentrates more on military history rather than Blunden's poems, but would be of interest to anyone studying the poet's life as background to his literary works.
Edward Thomas fellowship
This Website provides information about the British poet and essayist Edward Thomas (1878-1917). The site provides a brief biography on Thomas's life and career as an acclaimed writer before he died in action at the Battle of Arras during the First World War. There are extracts posted here of Thomas's prose and poetry. Along with a good links list, there is a bibliography of Thomas's books which are currently in print and of publications about Thomas's work and his era. The site is run by the Edward Thomas Fellowship, which was instituted to increase knowledge and appreciation of t…
Faber poetry library
The Faber Poetry Library provides electronic access to Faber's most popular poets. The database includes the full-text of thousands of works by fifty British, Irish and post-colonial poets, including: Simon Armitage, Douglas Dunn, T.S. Eliot, Lavinia Greenlaw, Thomas Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, David Jones, Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, Katherine Pierpoint, Sylvia Plath, Stephen Spender, Edward Thomas, and Hugo Williams. Future versions will add further writers to this collection. For each writer, the full contents of the published volumes of their works are included, enabling one to …
First world war.com
First World War.com is an online multimedia history of the First World War, edited by enthusiast Michael Duffy. The material on the site is not peer-reviewed, and as such the Editor advises against using it for teaching purposes, however, the site is well-designed and attractive and would be of interest to students of the Great War. The site can be navigated via menus of key battles and major themes across the masthead. Work on the content of the site is ongoing, and includes features and information on: battles; weaponry/gas; poets and prose; life in the trenches; the Christmas Truce;…
Focus on Isaac Rosenberg
Focus on Isaac Rosenberg is an online exhibition published by the FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium (formerly the Family Records Centre). The exhibition highlights documents that have survived in the nation's archives relating to the life and military career of war poet Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1917). Resources include: Rosenberg's birth certificate; related census returns; original poem manuscripts; and his medal and service records. There are also suggestions for further reading, and a selection of related web links. The site is designed to inspire those researching their own ancestor…
Friends of the Dymock poets
The Friends of the Dymock Poets was founded in 1993 to 'foster an interest in the work of the Dymock poets' and to preserve and protect the area in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire where they worked in the period just before the First World War. The six members of this group are: Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas. Each poet has an introduction on this site, taken from 'Once they lived in Gloucestershire: a Dymock poets anthology'. There is a page giving information about the Dymock Poets Archive & Study Centre at the …