Published by Seren
War Poems is single volume that draws together all Robert Graves’s poems about war, consisting of Graves’s first two major published volumes: Over the Brazier (1916) and Fairies and Fusiliers (1917), plus Goliath and David (1916), a collection subsequently absorbed into Fairies and Fusiliers, plus the unpublished The Patchwork Flag (1918), which makes War Poems a significant publishing event. It also includes subsequent poems from the volume Country Sentiment onwards which have consider the subject of war. The poems will be published in their first edition, first impression form.
Charles Mundye provides a substantial Introduction giving biographical and historical context and locating Graves’s importance amongst the solider poets of World War One. Explanatory endnotes clarify specific cultural and historical contexts in the poems, and provide a sense of publishing history.
Published October 2016