Historian and author Professor Joy Porter, Professor of Indigenous & Environmental History and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow at the University of Hull, talks about her recent book looking at the life of Canadian war poet Frank Prewett.
Prewett is a relatively unknown poet, he served on the Western Front and suffered from shellshock. While recovering at Lennel Auxiliary Hospital, he met Siegfried Sassoon, who introduced him to Lady Ottoline Morrell and he stayed at Garsington, her estate, while he awaited repatriation to Canada.
Joy Porter is the Principal Investigator of the Treatied Spaces: Research Group and an interdisciplinary researcher and teacher of Indigenous history in relation to the environment.
Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War: The Making of Frank Prewett is published by Bloomsbury Academic.