Modern War Poetry

23rd March 2009 19:00
Imperial War Museum
lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ
Some of our greatest poetry has emerged from the crucible of war. Drawing on the work of poet soldiers who are serving, or have served their country in recent conflicts, this New Audiences event provided a fascinating insight into the nature of modern war, from the viewpoint of those who have experienced it at first hand.

The event was introduced by Max Hastings, distinguished military historian, and Christina Lamb, war correspondent for the Sunday Times, and featured:

Brian Turner, a former US Marine (whose book Bullet is the most acclaimed poetry collection to emerge from Iraq);

Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Brown and Major David Hamilton, poets serving with the British Army.

There were also readings of a selection of other poems submitted by serving members of the Armed Services.
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