The First World War in Poetry
A century on, the poets of the First World War remain justly famous as the chroniclers of their time. This spoken word CD marks the centenary by telling the story of the war in the words of poets young and old. Hear the early patriotic optimism of John Galsworthy and Robert Bridges. Set out to war in the company of Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen. Learn of the premonitions at home from W B Yeats and Thomas Hardy. The readings feature many prestigious poets, including Laurence Binyon, G K Chesterton, Ford Madox Ford, A E Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit and Isaac Rosenberg.
Laurence Binyon 1869-1943 Robert Bridges 1844-1930 Vera Brittain 1893-1970 Rupert Brooke 1887-1915 G K Chesterton 1874-1936 Ford Madox Ford 1873-1939 John Galsworthy 1867-1933 Robert Graves 1895-1985 Julian Grenfell 1888-1915 Ivor Gurney 1890-1937 Thomas Hardy 1840-1928 William Noel Hodgson 1893-1916 A E Housman 1859-1936 Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 Joseph Lee 1876-1949 Rose Macaulay 1881-1958 John MacRae 1861-1937 A A Milne 1882-1956 Edith Nesbit 1858-1924 Robert Nichols 1893-1944 Wilfred Owen 1893-1914 Max Plowman 1883-1941 Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918 Siegfried Sassoon 1886-1967 Charles Hamilton Sorley 1895-1915 Edward Thomas 1878-1917 Arthur Graeme West 1891-1917 W B Yeats 1867-1939