Michael Symmons Roberts, The Few
Filed under: Poetry
Michael Symmons Roberts reads his commissioned poem 'The Few' - commemorating 100 years since the death of Wilfred Owen.
November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The RSL is marking this anniversary by looking back to Wilfred Owen’s words for peace, and looking forward to how poetry today can take us towards a more peaceful future. We have commissioned 14 of our poet Fellows to respond to Wilfred Owen’s life and work and to the theme of peace. The resulting anthology is called Peace Poetry.
One of the commissioned poets, Michael Symmons Roberst, reads the beginning of his poem ‘The Few’ – a response to Wilfred Owen’s ‘The Send-Off’.