Poets and poetry

We’ll be adding more poets over time – if your favourite poet isn’t here let us know

Explore the works of the poets of the Great War. Click each photograph to learn more about the poet.

  • Richard Aldington

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  • Guillaume Apollinaire

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  • Edmund Blunden

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  • Mary Borden

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  • John Le Gay Brereton

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  • Vera Brittain

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  • Rupert Brooke

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  • May Wedderburn Cannan

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  • Blaise Cendrars

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  • Leslie Coulson

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  • Elizabeth Daryush

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  • Jeffery Day

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  • Geoffrey Dearmer

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  • Eva Dobell

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  • Hans Ehrenbaum-Degele

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  • Albert Ehrenstein

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  • Gerrit Engelke

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  • James Griffyth Fairfax

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  • Ford Madox Ford

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  • Leon Gellert

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  • Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

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  • Robert Graves

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  • Julian Grenfell

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  • Ivor Gurney

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  • Thomas Hardy

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  • F.W. Harvey

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  • A.P. Herbert

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  • William Noel Hodgson

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  • Cyril Morton Horne

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  • Franz Janowitz

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  • David Jones

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  • Joyce Kilmer

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  • Rudyard Kipling

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  • Wilhelm Klemm

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  • Joseph Lee

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  • Roland Leighton

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  • Winifred M. Letts

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  • C.S. Lewis

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  • Wyndham Lewis

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  • Ewart Alan Mackintosh

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  • Frederic Manning

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  • Harley Matthews

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  • Furnley Maurice

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  • John McCrae

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  • Charlotte Mew

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  • Robert Nichols

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  • Wilfred Owen

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  • Nowell Oxland

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  • Jessie Pope

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  • Herbert Read

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  • Isaac Rosenberg

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  • Edward Owen Rutter

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  • Siegfried Sassoon

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  • Alan Seeger

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  • Robert Service

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  • Patrick Shaw Stewart

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  • May Sinclair

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  • Tom Skeyhill

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  • Charles Sorley

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  • Karl Stamm

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  • Robert Sterling

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  • August Stramm

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  • John William Streets

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  • Edward Tennant

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  • Edward Thomas

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  • Georg Trakl

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  • Marina Tsvetaeva

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  • Giuseppe Ungaretti

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  • Robert Vernède

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  • Geoffrey Wall

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  • Gilbert Waterhouse

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  • Alec Waugh

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  • Franz Werfel

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  • Arthur Graeme West

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  • T.P. Cameron Wilson

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  • John Allan Wyeth

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