Four of the UK's most exciting poets premiere work about the First World War.

Commemorating the centenary of the conflict, the Poetry Society has commissioned contemporary responses from Denise Riley, Steve Ely, Warsan Shire and Zaffar Kunial.

Presented on National Poetry Day, these sequences summon less familiar aspects of the war's legacy: from Vogue's directives on mourning attire ('must not depress') and the national passion for séances to the notion of no-man's-land and the rise of modernity.

Please note that this performance contains violence and strong language.

for ages 16+

Supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall