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First World War Index
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Sources of war poetry and war and peace studies information (see panel on right.)
Booksellers who stock our anthologies
Poetry libraries (UK)
Literary societies (UK) devoted to the study and celebration of First World War poets
Critical study material for First World War poetry
War poetry and war poets websites
War related websites
the war poetry anthologies are available from all booksellers, and other book sources worldwide, but the following usually hold stocks.
Internet book suppliers. Amazon is often the first to try. See our Books page for some useful links as well as information about other war poetry books.
A few branches of Waterstones
Some branches of Blackwells
The Imperial War Museum (London)
All book suppliers can obtain our titles for you.
In the US
Amazon, again, might be the first worth
trying. The distributor of books published by Saxon Books in the
The Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, Level 5, London SE1 8XX.
Birmingham Library Services, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham
Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship. PO
Box 11, Cowbridge, CF71 7XT
Contact Deborah Fisher, 01656 659 286 www.sassoonfellowship.org.uk
Edward Thomas Fellowship, c/o Colin Thornton, 1 Carfax, undercliff Drive, St Lawrence, Isle of Wight PO38 1XG Phone 01983 853366 www.edward-fellowship.org.uk
The David Jones Society
Robert Graves Society. Contact Patrick Villa, 01275 373 166 (Unable to confirm details 2008)
The John Masefield Society
Friends of the Dymock Poets (Edward Thomas, Rupert
Brooke and others). Hon. Secretary: Catharine Luck, Burgage House, 19 The
Southend, Ledbury, Herefordhire HR8 2EY. Phone 01531 683 4796
The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX
Updated information for these pages welcomed. Please CONTACT us.
War and Peace studies, and
Peace Pledge Union, 1 Peace Passage, London N7 0BT
Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), 11 Goodwin street, London N4
United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UNA),
3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL
Action for UN Renewal (Campaigns for reform of the United Nations)
University of Bradford School of Peace Studies, Richmond Road, Bradford
A critical study of the war poetry of the early 20th century - Modern English War Poetry by Tim Kendall - Rather uneven in its judgements and very negative at times in its "appreciation" of poets. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/modern-english-war-poetry-9780199276769?cc=gb&lang=en&
A Textwise guide to the poetry of the First World War was published in 2003. It consists of 48 A4 spiral bound, photocopiable pages of in depth analysis of poetry by 12 First World War poets. The pages are packed with sharp insights and written with an infectious passion for the subject. They cannot fail to enlighten and inspire students.
More information is available from The Critical Forum, 10 West Street, Buckingham MK18 1HL or visit their web site: www.thecriticalforum.co.uk
(Other links are scattered throughout this website and will be gathered together here eventually. See previous column for societies concerned with individual war poets.)
War poetry blogA very interesting and frequently updated blog on war poetry of the 20th and 21st century, written by Professor Tim Kendall of Exeter University http://war-poets.blogspot.com
Colonial war - Canada. Research Package for Kim Morrissey's Batoche;
poems, on the Internet Projects and Notes For Educators (with lesson plan by
Times Archives on the First World War poet Julian Grenfell The links go to the original reports in The Times on his death and that of his brother and cousins, and to various of the poems which The Times published.
The War Poets Association
Official site of The War Poets Association. www.warpoets.org
Poets Against War
Haiku of all kinds www.haiku.com
Poetry by the UK armed forces
The Forces Poetry website: http://www.forcespoetry.com/
Desert Rat Memorial Association
Huge resource for researching the First World War www.firstworldwar.com
Archive presenting alternative views of the First World War www.greatwardifferent.com
Last updated 5 May 2010 David Roberts.
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