The Poetry of War


By Erika Janik | November 10, 2014

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More than any other war, WWI is associated with the poetry of the men who served. Today, we share a poem written by Byron H. Comstock, a marine from Portage. Wounded twice in battle, Comstock started writing poems while recovering in a hospital. Poem read by Peter Sobol.

Read more poetry from Comstock in his book, The Log of the Devil Dog.

This story is part of the Wisconsin Life series, “Wisconsin in the First World War.”

Erika Janik

Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...
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