Each Thursday, we run a social media contest! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@vimyfoundation) and you can win a Vimy Prize Pack each week! Contest for Thursday, January 19 2017: War poetry! The First World War gave rise to “war poetry” as a stand-alone genre of writing. Unlike prior conflicts, the overwhelming majority of soldiers (and their families) were now literate. Thus a societal shift of expressing the trials of war through writing took place. As a result, the First World War saw an abundance of poetry written by the masses. What poem from the First World War impacts you most?
Comment on our Facebook post, Instagram post, or tweet at us by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, Jan 19 with the name of a poem from the First World War – include the author and link if possible! Only one submission permitted per account per platform (i.e. if you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter you can enter twice; you cannot submit two entries through Facebook). One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received during the time period on all platforms. The winner will be contacted on Friday January 20, 2017. These contests are not sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.