Poetry and War
Winner of the 2005 Forward Poetry Prize with Legion, David Harsent’s poetry includes versions of the work of Bosnian poet Goran Simic, notably Sprinting from the Graveyard (1997), written during the siege of Sarajevo. Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, Jon Stallworthy’s works include seven volumes of poetry, and biographies of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNeice and most recently Survivors’ Songs. Elaine Feinstein is a prizewinning poet, novelist and biographer. She has written more than thirty books. Her latest collection of poems, Cities, came out from Carcanet in June 2010. Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter, and author of a collection of poems, a war-poetry blog, and several books on modern war poetry.
Francine Stock presents Radio 4’s The Film Programme and is currently writing her third novel.
One of six events Tower Poetry organised at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival during 2010.