Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born 18 March 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Owen was an English poet whose work was characterised by his anger at the cruelty and waste of war, which he experienced during service on the Western Front.
do yourself a favor for the WWI centenary and re-read Owen, Sassoon, et al. Remember how awful it was, how senseless it was, and how it directly led to WWII and changed everything. This is my set poem at school
A Poet of the Great War: Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was an English poet and soldier. He is regarded by many as the leading poet of "the Great War". His work is shocking and realistic with its focus upon the horrors of trench warfare and gas attacks.
Sean Bean reads Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth. For those who served in World War One. The end of which was celebrated as Armistice Day in the U. and became Veterans Day in Would be repeated in World War Two, twenty years later.