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A selection of resources on 'Conflict'Conflict

The land under our feet continued
Divided by a thick iron chain.
                   (‘At the Border, 1979’, Choman Hardi)

This cluster contains poems focusing on the different kinds of conflict experienced by, and sometimes caused by, human beings – either individually or in groups. Some poems write about conflict within and between countries, such as Ciaran Carson’s ‘Belfast Confetti’ or Wilfred Owen’s ‘Futility’. Others in this cluster concentrate on the effects of conflict on the individual or society in general, or, as in Armitage’s ‘Out of the Blue’, use images of war to explore feelings of conflict in a wider sense.

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