Heroes: 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets (Hardback)
  • Heroes: 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets (Hardback)

Heroes: 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/11/2011
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In 2010, with the full support of the MOD, John Jeffcock, poet and a former soldier in the Coldstream Guards, invited contributions for a book of modern war poems. He was overwhelmed by the response: contributions came from serving soldiers, veterans and their families - wives, sisters, daughters (one just 11 years old). The writers have one thing in common: these are people whose lives have been changed by war, and the poems speak to readers with direct, emotional appeal. While over half of the contributions relate to Afghanistan, there are also poems inspired by World War II, The Falklands and Northern Ireland. This is also the first time that poems have been gathered from all ranks and all organizations - from the Parachute Regiment to the Special Air Service, from the Gordon Highlanders to the Royal Marines. As the poetry of Brooke, Owen and Sassoon spoke to those who endured World War I, here are poems that speak of war in our time - the theatres of war might change but the emotional resonance remains the same.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091946647

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“Great poetry”

I was surprised at the magnificent poetry in this book. Many assume that that is the reserve of an older generation past. Some of these brought a tear to my eye, particularly as they are contemporaneous.

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23rd December 2011
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