Breen, Jennifer. Wilfred Owen: Selected Poetry and Prose. London: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1988. Breen does an excellent job of giving a brief analysis of Owen’s major poems and supports her opinions by subjectively looking at his personal correspondence to gain insight for her analysis. Contains a limited bibliography.
Hibberd, Dominic. Wilfred Owen: A New Biography. Chicago: I. R. Dee, 2003. A fine biography, well-documented and engaging. Hibberd’s detailed look at Owen’s life discusses previously unexplored territory.
Hipp, Daniel. The Poetry of Shell Shock: Wartime Trauma and Healing in Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney, and Siegfried Sassoon. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2005. Contains a chapter on Owen, focusing on the topic of shell shock in his poetry.
Owen, Wilfred. Wilfred Owen: Collected Letters. Edited by Harold Owen and John Bell. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967. Follows the life of Owen from the time he was five until his death at the age of twenty-five, through his letters to his family and friends. Includes an index.
Purkis, John. A Preface to Wilfred Owen. London: Longman, 1999. A brief biographical and critical introduction to Owen and his work. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Simcox, Kenneth. Wilfred Owen: Anthem for a Doomed Youth. London: Woburn, 1987. Begins with Owen’s interaction with his family, focusing on his influential mother. His religious background is highlighted as Simcox reviews the major issues in Owen’s poetry, amply augmented with examples from his primary works. Includes an index.
Stallworthy, Jon, ed. The Poems of Wilfred Owen. New York: W. W. Norton, 1985. An intensive study into the chronological sequence of 103 poems and 12 fragments by Owen. Factual footnotes allow readers a concise foundation from which to formulate their own explications.
_______. Wilfred Owen. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. A full and sensitive illustrated biography of the short-lived poet and war hero. Appendixes offer genealogies, fragments of previously unpublished poems, a bibliography of Owen’s library, and an index.
White, Gertrude. Wilfred Owen. New York: Twayne, 1969. Traces Owen’s maturation as a poet from dreamy, romantic imagery to the harsh realities of World War I. Includes a bibliography and an index.