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.
12th January 1917 - Wilfred Owen went into action for the first time, leading two sections of his platoon of the 2nd Manchesters, at Serre (France).
The Wilfred Owen Association will award, in alternate years, a bursary or bursaries amounting to the total cost of residence (£760) at one of the poetry courses offered by Arvon at The Hurst: The John Osborne Arvon Centre, in Wilfred Owen's county of Shropshire. For this coming year, the course of choice is “From Ideas to Fruition”, which runs from 17th-22nd April 2017.
Dame Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has been awarded the Wilfred Owen Association Poetry Award 2016.
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