Poems on the Underground
After nearly thirty years and almost 500 poems, Poems on the Underground has become a familiar and welcome sight on London's Tube, paying tribute to the magnificent tradition of English poetry, and to those who have contributed to its richness and diversity. In this beautiful paperback edition, poems old and new, familiar and unfamiliar explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, family, dreams, war, music and nature, and feature hundreds of poets including Owen Sheers, Paul Muldoon, Sylvia Plath, William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Kathleen Raine, Roger McGough, Wilfred Owen, Wendy Cope and John Clare, among many others.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 110 x 153 x 24mm | 206g
- 26 Mar 2015
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
About Cecil Herbert
Judith Chernaik, Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert co-founded Poems on the Underground nearly thirty years ago. Judith has written The Lyrics of Shelley and four novels, and was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2002. Gerard was a poet, editor, performer and author of ten poetry collections. He was Poet Laureate of the City of Bradford. Cicely is a writer of poetry, performance pieces and radio plays and a member of the Barrow Poets.
The most democratic artistic intervention of my lifetime -- Maev Kennedy * Guardian * London's most original contribution to urban civilisation -- Simon Jenkins * Evening Standard * Beautifully presented ... This makes it an ideal book to dip into. Few people would see this book lying around the house and not be tempted to quickly browse through and find a morsel of verse that meant something to them at that moment. Everyone will find their own favourites in the book * A Common Reader *
The most democratic artistic intervention of my lifetime Maev Kennedy Guardian