Wilfred Owen: From humble cottage to dazzling tribute

The war poet Wilfred Owen was killed in northern France in November 1918 - in the final days of WWI. His last letter to his mother was written at the end of October in the cellar of a forester's house in the village of Ors.

That red-brick building has now been transformed into a work of art - neither museum nor memorial. For BBC Radio 4 Christine Finn met the British artist Simon Patterson, and went to see his startling white tribute to Owen's life and poetry.

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Bleached bone and living wood can be heard on BBC Radio 4 at 1130 GMT on Thursday 10 November 2011. Also available on BBC iPlayer.

All images subject to copyright. Wilfred Owen poetry read by Kenneth Branagh. Music courtesy KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 November 2011.

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