First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Prose and Poetry" web sites

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Imperial war museum online exhibitions
This outstanding website features online exhibitions published by the Imperial War Museum. Each exhibition deals with an aspect of warfare, and the topics range from the First and Second World Wars to the Greenham Common protests during the Cold War. The twenty-one exhibitions all deal with twentieth century wars and campaigns that have had British involvement. Included are exhibitions on war artists Edward Ardizzone, H.S. Williamson and Mervyn Peake, a display about the British home front during the Second World War, Enigma and code-breaking, and Christmas during war years, as well as…
Isaac Rosenberg : Birkbeck's war poet
This web page contains the text of a lecture given to Birkbeck College about the First World War poet, Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918). Rosenberg grew up in a poor Jewish family, enlisting in the army in 1915. His most famous poem is probably 'Break of Day in the Trenches', although 'Dead Man's Dump' and 'The Immortals' are also well known. This lecture looks at the poet's background and education and surveys the verse he produced in response to WWI.
Ivor Gurney
This is a blog about Ivor Gurney (1890-1937), the composer and poet, who served with the Gloucestershire Regiment in the First World War (1914-1918). The blog is written by Philip Lancaster, who is working on the manuscripts of Gurney held in the Gloucestershire Archives and is a committee member of the Ivor Gurney Society. It describes his research on the music and poetry and letters of Gurney, his preparing of Gurney and others' musical scores for performance, recording and publication, and his work with Prof. Tim Kendall (University of Exeter) transcribing and editing Gurney's compl…
Ivor Gurney : poet-composer 1890-1937
The official website of the Ivor Gurney Society, this resource is dedicated to Ivor Gurney (1890-1937), who was an English poet and composer who fought in the First World War and later succumbed to mental illness, spending the last 15 years of his life in institutions. He wrote war poetry and composed hundreds of songs and pieces of instrumental music, mostly for the piano. The website contains biographies of Gurney and of some of his musical contemporaries and personal friends, including the Australian composer Arthur Benjamin, Joy Finzi (artist, sculptor, poet, musician and wife of G…
Lost poets of the Great War
Lost poets of the Great War is a website devoted to poets killed in World War I. The poets commemorated are: Rupert Brooke; John McCrae; Wilfred Owen; Isaac Rosenberg; Alan Seeger; and Edward Thomas. For each poet, there is a short biography and a selection of poems. There are also poems by: Mary Henderson; Alice Meynell; Margaret Sackville; Edgell Rickwood; Ernest Hemingway; and Muriel Stuart. Other features include: a sound file of a letter from Wilfred Owen to Sir Osbert Sitwell in July 1918; responses of various poets to John McCrae's 'Flanders Fields'; and a discussion of Christia…
Music from the Western Front
This Website, Music from the Western Front, provides a transcript of remarks delivered by Thomas Kemp, Director of Chamber Domaine, at Gresham College prior to a concert devoted to musical composers who saw active service during the First World War. This event, held in September 2007, was part of a 'Made in Britain' series of four lectures exploring twentieth century British instrumental chamber music. This concert included Sir Arthur Bliss's Piano Quartet in A from 1915, with the movements Poco adagio e espressivo; Intermezzo: Tempo di Mazurka; and Allegro Furioso. A piece by Sir E…
Orlando project
This is the website of The Orlando Project which, inspired by Virginia Woolf's important contribution to the promotion of women's writing, aims to write the first full scholarly history of women's writing in the British Isles. The site is under construction and is a collaborative undertaking, involving partcipants from universities in Canada, the United States, Australia and England. A chronology is provided of important events which help to contextualise women's writing within a cultural and historical framework. At present this chronology can be searched by date, but in the future th…
Poetry archive
The Poetry Archive holds audio recordings of well-known, mostly British, poets reading their own work. The earliest are of Alfred Tennyson and Robert Browning, recorded towards the end of the nineteenth century. Notable twentieth-century poets featured in the archive include: John Betjeman; Edmund Blunden; Simon Armitage; Fleur Adcock; U. A. Fanthorpe; Allen Ginsberg; Seamus Heaney; Elizabeth Jennings; Rudyard Kipling; Louis MacNeice; Christopher Logue; Hugh MacDiarmid; Peter Porter; Kathleen Raine; Michael Rosen; Siegfried Sassoon; George Szirtes; Anthony Thwaite; Hugo Williams; and W…
Poetry of the first world war
Poetry of the First World War is a website created by enthusiast B.J. Omanson, devoted to all poets active during that conflict, across all nationalities. The site lists poets and gives brief biographical details for most, as well as information on their poetry. The entries are unfortunately not searchable, but can be browsed by poet's nationality and are in alphabetical order. Visitors to the site should be aware that these pages are part of a site belonging to an online book store, and so partially commercial in nature. The site is also elaborately designed, and this detracts a …
Richard Aldington, 1892-1962 : poet, novelist, literary scholar
This is a website dedicated to the life and work of Richard Aldington, 1892-1962 who, alongside his wife H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and Ezra Pound, was one of the first three Imagist poets.The site, maintained by Paul Hernandez, has four major sections. The first provides a short biography; the second: a detailed bibliography. 'Other resources' has links to archives with holdings, and libraries with collections, of Aldington's work; it also includes a copy of his birth certificate. The fourth section takes the form of a Richard Aldington Newsletter. Aldington married H.D. in 1913 and toget…