Literature

Ten War Poems

‘Ten War Poems’ pack shot

ISBN 978 1 907598 38 8

Published July 2016

28 printed pages

Selected and Introduced by Andrew Motion

Various Authors

£5.95

War poetry has always caught the public imagination. Here, Andrew Motion chooses ten war poems from an enormous, varied and arresting tradition. Wishing to “catch the subject by surprise” rather than opt for the obvious classics, his chosen poems meet the reader head on.

“In the poems that follow, we hear a range of voices from this country and beyond, from ancient history and the present. They all have feelings in common – fear, dread, regret, horror, defiance, sorrow. And they all express them in ways that make us concentrate on the individuality of their authors and their subjects.”

Andrew Motion

Poems by Li Bai/Rihaku, Keith Douglas, Miroslav Holub, Yusef Komunyakaa, Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, Wilfred Owen, Stevie Smith and Walt Whitman.

Cover image by Clifford Harper.

ISBN 978 1 907598 38 8

Published July 2016

28 printed pages

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