World War I trench poetry remembered in comics anthology

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“The Question” by William Wilson Gibson looks at a soldier who wonders about the fate of a farm cow back on the homefront.(Photo: First Second Books)

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Trench poetry from World War I gave soldiers a way to express the dreams and nightmares of being on the front and caught in the drama of the battlefield.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 12:08 p.m. EST February 17, 2014

‘Above the Dreamless Dead’ gives graphic life to the whimsy and horror of being on the frontlines.

Out Sep. 23 from First Second Books, the anthology Above the Dreamless Dead collects several comic-book adaptations of these poems and brings them to life a century later.

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