Peter Parker, in “Housman Country: Into the Heart of England,” explains why “A Shropshire Lad” became one of the most popular poetry books of the 20th century.
The Poems the Soldiers Read in World War I
World War I was a conflict made for poetry, and it made a lot of it. But what did the soldiers themselves read?
The Poetry of World War I
Tim Kendall’s anthology “Poetry of the First World War” explains how poetry came to be so connected with “the war to end all wars.”
Poets and Poems: Brian Gardner’s “Up the Line to Death: The War Poets 1914-1918”
Brian Gardner’s “Up the Line to Death” preserves many great poets and poems of World War I.