One of the most famous poets of WWI is largely unknown today. In this episode, Elizabeth reviews the life and poems of Jessie Pope to determine who she was, why Wilfred Owen hated her so, and why we don't know more about her today.
W. G. Bebbington, "Jessie Pope and Wilfred Owen." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 3, no. 4 (1972): 82-93.
James Campbell, “Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism,” New Literary History, 30, no. 1 (1999): 203-215.
Brian Mayne, "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: An Appraisal of an Edwardian Novel of Social Protest." Twentieth Century Literature 13, no. 2 (1967): 73-83.
Céline Lingier, "The Forgotten Battle of the Homefront: Female Poetry of the First World War." MA diss., Ghent University, (2018).
Jessie Pope’s War Poems. Grant Richards, 1915.
Jessie Pope, More War Poems. Grant Richards, 1915.
Jane Potter, "Pope, Jessie (1868–1941), poet and writer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2014).
Jane Potter, “A Certain Poetess: Recuperating Jessie Pope, 1868-1941,” Smith, Angela K., and Krista Cowman, eds. Landscapes and voices of the GreatWar. Vol. 22. Taylor & Francis (2017) pp. 97-114.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)