Edward Thomas: Poetry
Thomas was initially encouraged to turn from literary criticism to poetry by the American poet Robert Frost. Thomas in turn took for his subject England and the war while stationed in camp awaiting transfer to the trenches. There is no direct evidence of poetry written by Thomas while serving in France; all of his surviving poetry dates from his time spent in camp.
This tutorial traces the wartime experience of the poet Edward Thomas, with particular emphasis on the effects of the First World War on families and children.
Created by A Miller.