In honor of National Poetry Month, we would like to invite you to learn more about the numerous poets and poems inspired by The Great War.
As World War I dragged on and became such a horrible conflict, many soldiers found themselves questioning their loyalty and purpose. Young men like Alan Seeger, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, John McCrae, and Robert Graves let out their war weary frustrations by putting pen to paper. Emotional poems like In Flanders Fields, I Have a Rendezvous with Death, Dreamers, and Anthem For Doomed Youth revealed a much darker side of the war. Their prose continues to moves us today.
Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves were featured in the Young Indy episode,Trenches of Hell. Be sure to watch the preview!Learn more at The First World War Poetry Digital Archive