Carcanet Press
Quote of the Day
an admirable concern to keep lines open to writing in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America.
Seamus Heaney

Edmund Blunden (1896 - 1974)

  • About
  • Edmund Blunden moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War, and his early edition of Wilfred Owen’s poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience, and to keep faith with his comrades in arms. His poetry is suffused by this experience, and he was haunted by it throughout his writing life, as the men with whom he had served gradually joined the ranks of the departed. 
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog New Poetries VII: Introducing Sumita Chakraborty read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Theophilus Kwek read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Andrew Latimer read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Lisa Kelly read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Laura Scott read more 50 years after the death of Vernon Watkins read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2017 Carcanet Press Ltd