Tag: War Poets

Literature

Interesting Facts about War Poets

By Ana McLaughlin As the hundred year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme approaches (1st July 2016), here’s a look at the most interesting biographies of our greatest war poets, and some surprising facts you might not know about them. Lawrence Binyon (1869-1943) wrote ‘For The Fallen’, with its […]

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about War Poetry

Facts about the war poets and their poetry, as well as other links between poetry and war 1. The link between poppies and war remembrance dates from the Napoleonic wars, when a writer noted that they flourished over soldiers’ graves. As The History Press website notes: ‘there are several anonymous documents written […]