Little is known of Bowen. 3 of his poems – "If I were a Cootie," "The R.T.O," and "I Love Corned Beef" – were published in the Stars and Stripes, a weekly published in France by the American Expeditionary Force of the United States Army between February 8, 1918, and June 13, 1919.
The same 3 poems by Bowen were published in the 1919 anthology YANKS: A.E.F. Verse Originally Published in "The Stars and Stripes" The Official Newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces. (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1919). "I Love Corned Beef" was also printed in the anthology (which may be the same anthology retitled), Songs From The Trenches: A collection of verses by American soldiers in France.
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