War Poetry

Women's Poetry of the First World War

We are all aware of the 'Soldier' Poets, or the 'Warrior' Poets as they became known, such as Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, etc. But what of the Women Poets of the Great War.

The men could write about living and dying in the trenches, and portray first-hand the horror and futility of war, and the loss of comrades. But it was the women who could write about being left at home, worrying about loved ones.

I discuss and read a selection of women's poetry, largely selected from the anthology by Catherine Reilly, 'Scars Upon My Heart'.

Women's Poetry of the Second World War

I discuss and read a selection of women's poetry of the Second World War, selected from the anthology by Catherine Reilly, 'Chaos of the Night'.