Two poems by the First World War poets both appeared in the pages of the New Statesman – the first in June 1918, the second March 1919.
Sassoon (or “Sashûn”, as he signed himself here) was one of only a handful of Great War poets who survived the fighting. This poem was first published in the New Statesman of 22 May 1926.
Sad news as an American literary icon passes away.
The mayor of London Boris Johnson has scribbled a poem for his friend's book launch, but it has nothing on the poetry some politicians, both here and across the pond, have written over the years. Here are some of the best (or worst) bits.