Thursday, 15 November 2018: Wilfred Owen Centenary Talk and Reading at MERL

When:  6-8 pm Thursday 15 November 2018
Where: MERL The Museum of English Rural Life
What:  A Talk by Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes)

Followed by readings from
Poems by Wilfred Owen

Pennies_On_My_Eyes_Cover_260918The latest addition to the Two Rivers Press classic poems series, Pennies on my Eyes is a centennial collection of Wilfred Owen’s poetry illustrated by Reading-based artists. The town made its contribution to Owen’s becoming a poet through the encouragement he received from Professor Edith Morley at the University of Reading while based in the nearby village of Dunsden. Each inspired by a work in this memorial volume, the artists offer their unique responses for this celebratory gathering of Owen’s most famous war poems, published on 4 November 2018, the 100th anniversary of the poet’s death on the Western Front at the Sambre-Oise Canal just one week before the Armistice.


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