by Wilfred Owen
2 minutes, 5 seconds
Unabridged Formal Poetry
The classic war poem written by a British soldier during World War I.
Read by Alex Wilson.
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was an English poet whose most famous works were inspired by his front-line experiences in France during World War I. His poetry highlighted the morbidity and absurdity of war, and, perhaps as a living echo to those themes, he was killed in action less than a week before the armistice that ended the war. Most of his poetry was published posthumously. He is considered by many to be the greatest poet of the Great War, and by some even as the greatest war poet of the English language.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.