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Minds at War, Poetry and Experience of First World War

Minds at War, Poetry and Experience of First World War

Minds at War
Poetry and Experience of the First World War

Edited by David Roberts

The largest anthology of poetry of the First World War. This groundbreaking anthology includes the great classic poems of the war, poems by many women poets, and unfamiliar poems that are significant because they enjoyed huge popularity at the time they were written. Poems are set in their historical context, with many revealing insights from diaries, personal letters and accounts, pronouncements by the media, politicians and others.


This volume includes 250 poems by 80 poets, contemporary photographs and cartoons, maps, biographies, glossary and bibliography. Minds at War is an illuminating, fascinating, moving and comprehensive anthology of First World War poetry. It is widely used in academic institutions in Britain and America.

410 pages.

“My students are devouring it faster than I can assign readings. This is a great collection.” – Thomas H Crofts, Assistant Professor of English, East Tenessee State University.

Minds at War is no mere anthology but a comprehensive overview of the poetry and experience of the First World War. David Roberts sets the poems and the poets' lives within a contextual commentary which keeps the story of the war moving forward and provides as many useful historic insights as poetic." - Peter Carter, The John Masefield Society Newsletter.

410 pages 9"x 6" Paperback ISBN 978-0-9528969-0-6
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