Poems on the Undergroundhas become a staple of the London Underground. In this beautiful edition, poems old and new, romantic, comic and sublime explore love, London, the wider world, exile, the seasons, dreams, music, war and the nature of poetry itself.
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 *