I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I have always been interested in Australians at war, so it was only natural that I would go on to study this subject. So, I am currently studying for a PhD in English Literature, specialising in Australian Great War poetry.
 It is my hope that readers of this page will both enjoy it and contribute to it. The blog, as with the facebook page, is all about collecting information about Australians who wrote poetry during the Great War of 1914 to 1918. These may be men or women; serving soldiers and nurses or non-service men and women. They may even be children. It is all about the Australian poetic voice. The blog and facebook page will hopefully create a data base of these remarkable people so that more may be known about them. The world seems to know about Wildfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but does the world know about Leon Gillert and Frank E. Westbrook? Owen and Sassoon are both remarkable poets, but so are Gillert and Westbrook. Both this blog and the facebook page will post poems, biographies and pictures. I truly hope you enjoy it.

Best wishes,
D.P.G. Sheridan

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