Anthology of first world war poetry recommended for students and the general reader 19 poems by wilfred owen 27 by siegfried sassoon and over 90 more war poems by 45 significant poets including women writers contextual information and basic notes on many poems. But as tim kendall points out in the poetry of the first world war an anthology the number of poets involved was far greater than the handful represented in the texts they came from the upper classes middle class and working class. The first world war was one of seemingly endless and unremitting waste and sacrifice who will remember passing through this gate the unheroic dead who fed the guns was siegfried sassoons anguished cry for those whose sacrifice seemed futile. Poetry of the first world war an anthology edited by tim kendall oxford worlds classics a new anthology of first world war poetry that brings together the best poetry by soldiers civilians and women with a fresh assessment of the work on the centenary of the great wars outbreak. The poetry of the first world war a collection of poems inspired by the first world war featuring poems by siegfried sassoon rupert brooke and wilfred owen alongside the poetry of nurses mothers sweethearts and family and friends
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