The drama and horror of World War One inspired an entire generation of authors and poets. Although British writers are better-known, a number of notable Americans were also deeply influenced by their wartime experiences. Several died in the war, but their legacy lives on through their work.
ENGLISH VERSION: International poetry competition (ages 6-19) commemorating the Battle of Château-Thierry | First World War Centennial Committee of Château-Thierry
Expanding and modernizing the complex space of WWI memory by featuring today’s writers and scholars inspired by writing or events of WWI | U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
Part of Teaching the American 20s, includes discussions of WWI-related works of Hemingway, Cather, Hughes and Faulkner, plus links to several relevant lesson plans.
Explores poems by U.S. troops about their experiences; includes suggestions for classroom discussion. | Library of Congress
Text of the famed poem by John McCrae, as well as an example of one of the many poems written in response. | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Profile of the writer of "I have a Rendezvous with Death" (an American in the French Foreign Legion) | HISTORY
Profiles of several WWI poets (mostly British).