• Others have shown the disenchantment of war, have unlegended the roselight and romance of it, but none with such compassion for the disenchanted or such sternly just and justly stern judgment on the idyllisers.

    Guardian, 1920
  • For me, he is the greatest of all the war poets.... it is Owen's intense respect for the soldier that makes his poetry so powerful. Those who did not return have their meticulously maintained stone memorials on the fields of Flanders. But their memorial in our minds is largely built by Wilfred Owen

    Jeremy Paxman, Spectator
  • The greatest of all the War Poets… This edition…is a must for every poetry lover

    Emma Lee-Potter, Independent

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