Isaac Rosenberg: Editing the poems
Editing the poems
For a poor soldier like Rosenberg composing poetry directly in the trenches, paper was a precious commodity. The previous image showing the manuscript of 'Daughters of War' depicts how fragile some 'war poetry' could be. For Rosenberg, editing his poetry was also a struggle given his location at the front. Read through the letters and drafts of a letter sent to Gordon Bottomley sent in June 1917, a friend and some-time editor of Rosenberg's, describing the pressure of writing poems at the front, and discussing changes to 'Daughters of War'.
This pathway gives a brief overview of some of Isaac Rosenberg's poetry and letters, and some of the images that might have inspired him during his time spent in France from the summer of 1916 until his death on 1st April, 1918.
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