Tag "The Wind on the Downs"

Lest we forget: the women poets of the first world war

There is a strong but neglected tradition of women’s poetry written in response to the events of the First World War. Many of these poems are the products of direct experience of making weapons, nursing the wounded, the loss of brothers, sons, or lovers in the trenches as well as by women involved in the war effort at home. The range of this poetry is wide. It is often experimental