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Isaac Rosenberg

Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) was an English poet of the First World War. Born in Bristol and brought up in a poor district of London, he left school at fourteen, but was already interested in both poetry and art, and managed to find the finances to attend the Slade School. He was taken up by Laurence Binyon and Edward Marsh, and began to write poetry seriously, but he suffered from ill-health. Nevertheless, he enlisted in 1915 and was sent to the Western Front, where he was killed on April 1, 1918.