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 memorial includes part of Wilfred Owen's poem "Anthem for Doomed Youth".
His nephew, Peter Owen said: “Wilfred would be very pleased to know that some of "Anthem for Doomed Youth" is to appear on the memorial. Wilfred went back to France after leaving Craiglockhart to be with his men. Hence this memorial would be greatly respected by Wilfred.”
The Wilfred Owen Association has once again arranged for an In Memoriam announcement to go into The Times newspaper to commemorate Wilfred Owen's death.
Mersey Poet Brian Patten has donated a handwritten copy of his poem 'Sleep Now' to the Wilfred Owen Story in Birkenhead. The poem was originally dedicated to Owen when it was first published in the 1960s.
There are no forthcoming events.
The Wilfred Owen Association Journal publishes work about Wilfred Owen, or on themes relating to the history and literature of the Great War that are 'in the spirit' of Wilfred Owen.
We've got various Wilfred Owen related items that you can purchase. Here's a selection. Visit the shop page to view more.
All the prizewinning poems from The Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition 2014.
Wilfred Owen, giclee print from original hand and machine stitched portrait by Louise Sambrook Underwood.
New! A Windsor bone china mug featuring a sepia photograph of Wilfred Owen, his monogram and reproduction of his signature in black.
A collection of poems that reflect the spirit of Owen's writing - £5, including P&P (£7 overseas)
Packs of 5 cards, featuring 2 different drawings of Wilfred Owen taken from original pencil sketches by Sally Ronchetti