11th December. We began out study of war poetry with a group discussion of ‘Icarus Allsorts’ by Roger McGough. As the group concluded, this is a poem about nuclear war, which draws on the conventions of black comedy for its effect. For next lesson, you are working on an analysis of ‘August 1945′, another poem about nuclear war, this time more specifically about Hiroshima. We are beginning with anti-war poetry, as you have concluded.