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That it required a horrible war to motivate Wilfred Owen to write some of the 20th century's best poetry is symbolic of that great calamity. In a vivid, languorous, mesmerizing style, Owen has left humanity the language of loss.

When the Great War broke out in 1914, Owen, along with millions of his compatriots, were drawn into the maw of the world's first mechanized war. The savagery and appalling loss of life would change humanity forever. And it was in the poetry of Wilfred Owen that these changes first became manifest.

Owen was born in 1893 in Shropshire. He was engaged in teaching up until the outbreak of World War I and joined the army as a private in 1915. He was killed in action on November the 4th, 1919 while leading his men across the Sambre Canal...seven days before the armistice ending the war. His promotion to Lieutenant had just been approved. Back in Owen's home town a week later, the church bells began pealing to announce the armistice at the precise moment his mother received the news of his death.

Included in this recording are his other poems and fragments, constituting his entire poetic output.

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Author Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to patriotic verse written by earlier war poets. He was killed in action at age twenty-five, just one week before the armistice, and most of his poems were published posthumously. In November 1985, he was one of sixteen poets of the Great War commemorated on a slate stone unveiled in Westminster Abbey‘s Poet’s Corner. His best-known works include “Dulce et Decorum Est,” “Insensibility,” “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” “Futility,” and “Strange Meeting.”