The Times Literary Supplement, ‘the leading international forum for literary culture’, has published a celebratory review of ‘An Unknown Soldier’. You can read the review here:
In the review David Collard puts our poem into context, saying:
Henningham’s mordant wit and avant-garde flair is part of another poetic tradition stretching back to Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound and the Dada pranksters of Zurich, although the first truly modernist treatment of the conflict in English emerged only in 1937 with the publication of David Jones’s In Parenthesis.
He says our current exhibition at The Saison Poetry Library, which continues until January 4th 2015:
brings a much-needed sense of indignation and disgust to present-day rituals of commemoration and gives a voice to the anonymous war dead of all nations without tapping into simple patriotic sentimentality.
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About An Unknown Soldier paperback
The exhibition at The Saison Poetry Library shows all the works to date associated with An Unknown Soldier:
The Saison Poetry Library,
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX
Open Daily Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 8pm
Tuesday 4th November 2014 – Sunday 4th January 2015
Contact: David Henningham