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 spins multiple “Wisconsin Life”-related plates as she acquires, edits, records, and mixes radio stories for broadcast — all while searching for new roadside attractions, hiking trails  and local beer to explore.  She is the author of five books including “Apple: A Global History“, and most recently “Marketplace of the Marvelous:...
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