Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Isaac Rosenberg Statue Appeal

A campaign has been launched by the Jewish East End Celebration Society to erect a commemorative statue of Isaac Rosenberg in Torrington Square, London. As the campaign states, 'The proximity to the two great learning centres in Rosenberg's life, Birkbeck and the Slade, makes this an even more fitting memorial to his genius.' It is astonishing that this would only be the fifth statue of a poet in London. To find out more, or make a donation, visit the campaign website here.


  1. In Harrow we are interested in a similar attempt to honour David Jones as he was a resident in Harrow from 1947- until his death.We are forming a committee to work out the details but they could also include a sculptures and artworks based on In Parenthesis.
    See Harrow Observer David Jones Campaign for full details. Like Rosenberg Jones was a private who spent a long time in the front line.

  2. Thank you for highlighting the Isaac Rosenberg statue appeal. Rosenberg's war poetry was quite incredible but the rest of his work deserves attention. The Jewish cultural and religious inspirations are important to Rosenberg's work, which he seemed to combine with a knowledge of the work of Keats and Blake.
    Also interested to read about David Jones and delighted to see that his work is receiving attention.