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.
World War I was a conflict made for poetry, and it made a lot of it. But what did the soldiers themselves read?
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.”
Brian Gardner’s “Up the Line to Death” preserves many great poets and poems of World War I.