|An Imagist at War: The Complete War Poems of Richard Aldington
edited by Michael Copp, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002
|Richard Aldington and H.D.: their lives in letters, 1918-1961
edited by Caroline Zilboorg, Manchester University Press, 2003
|The Verse Revolutionaries: Ezra Pound, H.D. and the Imagists, Helen Carr, Jonathan Cape, 2009.
This is a lively and fascinating group biography of the Imagists, that turbulent and colourful group of poets, British and American, male and female, who came together in London in the years before the First World War.
|The text of the new Penguin Classics edition of Death of a Hero is the (expurgated) text published in 1929. If you would like to read the much rawer, unexpurgated version, try to get hold of this 1985 Hogarth Press edition
|Apart from his pre-war Images, the wartime Images of War and Images of Love, and Exile and Other Poems, his poetry of the aftermath, Aldington wrote several long poems, three of them before 1930. Taken as a whole, the body of work illuminates not only his life and thought, but also each of his intense relationships with women.
|The Winter of the World: poems of the Great War, edited by Dominic Hibberd and John Onions. If you only buy one anthology of First World War poetry, make it this one. Arranged by year rather than by poet, it reveals how poetry developed between 1914 and 1918, and afterwards from 1919 – 1930 so that the book as a whole forms a fascinating, moving narrative.