Poems
Wilfred Owen
1893-1918
Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier, best known for his poems written during World War I. Born in Oswestry, England, Owen was inspired to join the military after witnessing the suffering of soldiers in hospitals during his time as a volunteer nurse. He served in the British Army on the Western Front, where he was diagnosed with shell shock. Owen wrote many of his most famous poems while recovering from his injury in a hospital in Scotland. His works, including "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "Anthem for Doomed Youth," are known for their powerful imagery and unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war. Owen died in 1918 while crossing the Sambre-Oise Canal in France, just days before the armistice was signed. Today, he is remembered as one of the greatest war poets of all time.