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.
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).