The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
Edited and with an introduction by Jon Silkin
Rupert Brooke floored me in high school. I was fortunate enough to have wonderful teachers who assisted in this opening, but it was his poetry that made the bloody fields of World War One seep into my world more than any other text book.
Brooke is here, along with some Thomas Hardy, Sassoon, Robert Graves, Akhmatova and Tsvetayeva (she floors me these days) - not just the Western Front.
First published 1979, this edition 1981.
Spine is a little faded but each of these poems (well most of them still zing and devastate)