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.

Wilfred Owen's 100 - Edinburgh 1917-2017

A series of events commemorating the centenary of the time Wilfred Owen spent in Edinburgh with thanks to a grant from Awards for All details can be found here.

News

  • 17/07/2017 07:32 - The Send Off

    Radio General - a not-for-profit hospital broadcaster based in Warrington - is proud to present a dramatisation of Wilfred Owen's "The Send Off", devised and written by Walter Dain.

  • 10/06/2017 19:25 - June 10th 1917

    After many delays and false starts had prolongued his evacuation by a month, on 10th June Wilfred finally got a train to Étrétat, where he was in No.1 General Hospital, staffed by Americans. Having spent a week there, he travelled in a single cabin in a luxurious liner to Southampton on the 16th. After a further 9 days at the Welsh Hospital at Netley, where he was visited by his cousin Leslie Gunston, he was allowed to travel to London.

  • 11/05/2017 20:57 - 10 May 1917

    Wilfred enjoyed 40 days being assessed at Gailly, where he went for a ride along the Somme Canal in a steam barge, on the 10th May, which inspired the later poem “Hospital Barge”.

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The Journal

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.

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Membership

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Shop!

We've got various Wilfred Owen related items that you can purchase. Here's a selection. Visit the shop page to view more.

The Day Destroyed

All the prizewinning poems from The Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition 2014.

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Wilfred Owen, giclee print from original hand and machine stitched portrait

Wilfred Owen, giclee print from original hand and machine stitched portrait by Louise Sambrook Underwood.

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Wilfred Owen mug

New! A Windsor bone china mug featuring a sepia photograph of Wilfred Owen, his monogram and reproduction of his signature in black.

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In The Spirit of Wilfred Owen: An Anthology of Poems Edited by Merryn Williams

In The Spirit of Wilfred Owen: An Anthology of Poems Edited by Merryn Williams

A collection of poems that reflect the spirit of Owen's writing - £5, including P&P (£7 overseas)

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Wilfred Owen cards (pack of 5, 2 designs)

Packs of 5 cards, featuring 2 different drawings of Wilfred Owen taken from original pencil sketches by Sally Ronchetti

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