The First World War shook loose the foundations not only of political structures, but also artistic conventions. New styles of poetry emerged which challenged not just the traditional presentation of poetry, but even the structure and function of language itself. This volume pays tribute to the pioneers who redefined the poetic landscape in this challenging period.
This volume pays tribute to the work of 20 poets whose careers were profoundly influenced by the First World War - "the war to end all wars".
A writer like Gertrude Stein is an obvious target for parody. However, this piece was devised not just as a parody but also as a tribute. Whether one wishes to admit it or not, Gertrude Stein was a seminal figure in 20th century literature, one whose contribution will be the source of study and discussion for generations to come.
"Intentionally nonsensical & wonderfully narrated"
The final volume of this collection features the work of 20 poets who were active just after the First World War.