Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Pinter wins Wilfred Own prize

Guild member Harold Pinter is to receive the Wilfred Owen award for poetry, named after the man acknowledged as the most influential war poet in English, reports The Guardian.

The most quoted poem - and most vilified by the American right - on Iraq is God Bless America:

"Here they go again
The Yanks in their armoured parade
Chanting their ballads of joy
As they gallop across the big world
Praising America's God.
The gutters are clogged with the dead."

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