Wildflame’s The Greatest Poem of WW1 wins award at the Celtic Media Festival

Wildflame Productions won its first major Award at the Celtic Media Festival (3-5 May 2017) on the Isle of Man.  

‘The Greatest Poem of WW1 – In Parenthesis by David Jones’ commissioned by the BBC scooped the Best Arts Programme ‘Torc’.

Huge congratulations to the team and in particular producer/director Ian Michael Jones, poet and presenter Prof. Owen Sheers and Leona Cowley for production managing the project so brilliantly!

The Greatest Poem of World War One: David Jones's In Parenthesis


In Parenthesis by David Jones was called 'a work of genius' by TS Eliot, and hailed by WB Yeats. Yet this literary masterpiece of the First World War is known today mainly to specialists, and has a daunting reputation. Now, poet and author Owen Sheers sets out to understand and uncover the story of In Parenthesis, and of the man who wrote it. Shifting forwards and backwards through time, the programme mirrors the form of the poem itself, offering a new way of looking at one of the greatest long poems in English, and at the war that inspired it.


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