Michael Sarnowski

Liverpool Hope University
Michael Sarnowski is a Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholar at Liverpool Hope University. His current research on soldier-poets of World War II has been published in Humanities and is forthcoming in War, Literature, and the Arts Journal. As a graduate of Vanderbilt University's MFA in Creative Writing program, where he was a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, his poetry has appeared in Potomac Review,Memoir Journal, Spry Literary Journal, and Whiskey Island, among others. He has been a Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Kingston University London and a Writing Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. He was born in Rochester, New York and currently lives in Liverpool, UK.

Reliving Wilfred Owen’s ‘Exposure’ in Louis Simpson’s World War II Poem ‘The Battle’

Wilfred Owen’s legacy is often characterized by hallmarks such as his use of pararhyme or half-rhyme to create an aural dissonance that reflects the clashes of pastoral settings disrupted by war, and his terrifying firsthand accounts of youth destroyed in … Continue reading

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