Isaac Rosenberg
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Born in Bristol, Bristol
Born on 25th of November 1890
Died on 1st of April 1918

The son of poor Jewish immigrants from Latvia, Isaac Rosenberg worked as an apprentice engraver and took classes at Birkbeck College before studying at the Slade. He was doubly gifted, a fine artist who developed into an exceptional poet. In spite of poor health, height below the normal 5 3 minimum, and a very critical attitude to the war, he enlisted in 1915. He wrote poetry while serving, including perhaps his finest work Break of Day in the Trenches that with its rat and poppy imagery exemplifies his blunt realism. He was killed near Arras on April 1st 1918

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