New app: Wilfred Owen poetry

September 1, 2014

Wilfred Owen plate from Poems (1920)Though Wilfred Owen published only four poems in his short lifetime, film and media instructor Ian Bennett has brought 45 of Owen’s poems to life in his new poetry app, Owen.

For those interested in Wilfred Owen, or in war poetry generally, this is a thoughtful contribution. Each poem is seen on screen, read aloud and accompanied by artwork. In additon, Bennett has provided academic critique and commentary by seven scholars. The app is introduced by Wilfred Owen’s nephew, Peter Owen.

For more: find Owen, the app, at the iTunes store; learn much more about Owen’s life and work at the Wilfred Owen Association; learn more about the app, including the choice of readers, a list of poems and the illustrations and sample recordings on SourceOwen; and read an article by Ian Bennett in The Guardian, “How we made The War Poetry of Wilfred Owen app for iPad.”
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