Episode 4: Dolce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
In this episode I read Wilfred Owen's gut-wrenching poem, "Dolce Et Decorum Est," which he wrote to describe his experiences in the trenches of World War One. We discuss the way in which war poetry contrasted with official government propaganda and began to kindle public awareness of the horror of modern warfare.
This is not the easiest poem to get through, but it's worth having in your brain.
Original Music by Van Clifton