The Poetry of War: An Evening Inspired by the Verse of World War I
- Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
- Gallatin History Museum
The Poetry of War, an evening of poetry and music inspired by the experience of World War I will take place at the Gallatin History Museum on October 24 at 7 pm. An exhibition on Gallatin County and WWI is on view and refreshments will be served.
World War I inspired an outpouring of verse and music from all around the world. While British poets like Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon became part of a well-known canon of wartime poetry, this evening will feature voices from a wider spectrum of experiences: soldiers from both sides of the war, women who served at home and abroad, minorities asked to make the world safe for a democracy they did not share.
Before the array of electronic media available today, people gathered in their homes to listen to popular music on the phonograph and read poetry to each other, enjoy a libation and a bite to eat. Join us for such an evening and listen to the wrenching, sentimental and sometimes humorous voices animated by the Great War.
This lecture is part of “Memories and Legacies of World War I: Commemorating the Armistice," co-sponsored by the MSU Center for Western Lands & Peoples and the Gallatin History Museum. Additional community support provided by the MSU Library, the Bozeman Public Library, MSU Department of History and Philosophy, Bozeman High School, and the Museum of the Rockies.