Isaac Rosenberg, Poet and Painter

Frank Vigon & Creina Mansfield


Isaac Rosenberg is the exception to what we know about the First World War poets—save for his talent which matched the greatest. He was no public-school educated officer, but a private soldier who had struggled since his childhood to find the means to express himself artistically.

‘I am determined that this war, with all its powers of devastation, shall not master my poetry; that is, if I am lucky enough to come through all right. I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.’

[Letter to Laurence Binyon, autumn 1916 ]

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