Jessie Pope

Jessie Pope (1868 – 1941) was an English poet, writer and journalist based in Leicester and best known for her patriotic poetry encouraging enlistment in World War One. Her work came under scrutiny from poets such as Wilfred Owen, who dedicated his poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ (1917) to her in direct response. She was a regular contributor to The Daily Mail, The Daily Express and Vanity Fair, and also wrote for children. Her poems are sometimes used in schools as a contrast to the work of war poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

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