Poems

Wilfred OWEN (1893 - 1918)

A collection of poems by the English war poet and soldier of the First World War, Wilfred Owen. Owen is regarded by historians as the leading poet of the First World War, known for his war poetry on the horrors of trench and gas warfare. It stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Only five of Owen's poems had been published before his death, one of which was in fragmentary form. Only one week before the end of the war, whilst attempting to traverse a canal, he was shot in the head and killed. (Summary modified from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Single author, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface David Richardson
00:01:50
Play 01 01 - Strange Meeting Elizabeth Klett
00:04:18
Play 02 02 - Greater Love Elizabeth Klett
00:01:39
Play 03 03 - Apologia pro Poemate Meo Phil Chenevert
00:02:23
Play 04 04 - The Show Winston Tharp
00:02:07
Play 05 05 - Mental Cases Snapdragon
00:01:57
Play 06 06 - Parable of the Old Men and the Young Snapdragon
00:01:14
Play 07 07 - Arms and the Boy Verity Kendall
00:00:52
Play 08 08 - Anthem for Doomed Youth Lucy Perry
00:01:22
Play 09 09 - The Send-off Winston Tharp
00:01:17
Play 10 10 - Insensibility Snapdragon
00:02:58
Play 11 11 - Dulce et Decorum est Phil Chenevert
00:02:02
Play 12 12 - The Sentry Winston Tharp
00:02:06
Play 13 13 - The Dead-Beat Martin Geeson
00:01:47
Play 14 14 - Exposure Chuck Williamson
00:03:23
Play 15 15 - Spring Offensive Ruth Golding
00:03:42
Play 16 16 - The Chances Martin Geeson
00:01:46
Play 17 17 - S. I. W. Martin Geeson
00:03:17
Play 18 18 - Futility Martin Geeson
00:01:24
Play 19 19 - Smile, Smile, Smile Chuck Williamson
00:02:04
Play 20 20 - Conscious David Richardson
00:01:21
Play 21 21 - A Terre Snapdragon
00:04:04
Play 22 22 - Wild with all Regrets Snapdragon
00:02:38
Play 23 23 - Disabled Chuck Williamson
00:03:53
Play 24 24 - The End David Richardson
00:01:23