Launch: Owen and Sassoon: The Edinburgh Poems


Please join us to celebrate the launch of Owen & Sassoon: The Edinburgh Poems on Tuesday 22nd November at 6.30pm.

Birlinn Ltd. is absolutely delighted to invite you to hear Neil McLennan discuss his new edited collection of poems by Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Copies of this wonderful new book will be available for purchase and signing throughout the evening.

About the book:

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, both suffering from shell shock, were sent to convalesce at Craiglockhart hospital in Edinburgh in 1917. Owen, who referred to himself as the ‘poet’s poet’ was unpublished at the time. It was the influence and encouragement of Sassoon during this period that shaped Owen’s work. Sassoon was also instrumental in publishing Owen’s work posthumously after the war.

Here for the first time, collected in a single volume are the poems, written in Edinburgh, of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. These Edinburgh poems highlight the significance of the time these poets spent together in and around the city.


Siegfried Room – Rivers Suite
Edinburgh Napier University
Craiglockhart Campus
219 Colinton Road

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Tuesday 22 Nov 2022
Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh. United Kingdom