Patrice Dutil talks with Joy Porter of the University of Hull (UK) about her latest book, an exploration of the poet Frank Prewett, Trauma, Primitivism and the First World War: The Making of Frank Prewett. It is published by Bloomsbury Press. Prewett, a product of rural Ontario and the University of Toronto, suffers terrible shell shock in April 1917. From that point, he will experience many different lives as a member of Siegfried Sassoon’s circle, pronounces himself an indigenous man, associates and loves Ottoline Morrell, publishes poetry and gets involved in journalism. He died in Scotland in 1962.
Porter, J. (2021). Podcast: The Many Lives of Frank Prewett