American First World War Poetry

The now-iconic words of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” help us remember the sacrifices of those who served in World War I. While Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” warns against making war seem less ugly than it is. How did American poets present the war? Join Dr. Tim Dayton, Kansas State University English professor and author of American Poetry and the First World War, for a lecture on poetry during World War I and how we understand it today.