National Poetry Day: Poets and Authors

4 October 2018 | Chloe Bowerbank

People from all walks of life became caught up in the turmoil of war between 1914 and 1918. Poets and writers bore witness to life on the battlefield and home front. As part of National Poetry Day, read stories about some of these poets and authors, who inspire writers today:

Gillian McKee

Let Him Go


Becca Magnus

Forgot My Socks


Amanda Edmiston

Watching Scotland’s Waves


Tom Collins

The Voice of a Blackbird

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