Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War.
His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the 'Pity of War'. Owen's enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill. The Wilfred Owen Association was formed in 1989 to commemorate Wilfred Owen's life and work.
The Wilfred Owen Association is run by volunteers and funded by its members.
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The Day-Lewis family have been associated with the the Owen family and Wilfred Owen over many years.
Because of this close association the Wilfred Owen Association felt that we would like to ask Sir Daniel Day-Lewis to become our Patron.
The Wilfred Owen Association was delighted and honoured by Sir Daniel’s agreement.
At the invitation of Dean John Dobson, the WOA is participating in a special service to commemorate Wilfred's first visit to the cathedral exactly 100 years ago.Read more…
A celebratory walk organised by the Shrewsbury Ramblers, timed to coincide with the buttercups in the Severnside meadows and recalling Wilfred's Owen's childhood in Shrewsbury. Owen transplanted these same buttercups to the Western Front for 'Spring Offensive'.Read more…
Taking place a hundred years after the death of the most famous poet of the First World War, the conference will provide the opportunity for delegates to explore the lasting impact of Wilfred Owen's work.Read more…