Wilfred Owen biography

Wilfred Owen

Poet, Author

1893 – 1918

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Who was Wilfred Owen?

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend and mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum Est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting".

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Born
Mar 18, 1893
Oswestry
Also known as
  • Wilfred Edward Salter Owen
  • Owen, Wilfred
Siblings
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of London
  • University of Reading
Died
Nov 4, 1918
Sambre–Oise Canal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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  • Though a poet of the First World war, the core meaning of the war poems by Wilfred Owen, make them as much of 'our times', as they are of 'all times'- therein lies their universality!
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