We are delighted to mark Black History Month with a selection of poems by Black poets with close links to England, Scotland, the United States, the Caribbean and Africa. The poets include Nobel Prizewinners, poet laureates and performance artists, all reflecting in different ways on their individual experience.
We hope readers will gain new insight into the complexities of Black history from the poems reprinted here. All the poems in this collection have been featured on London tube trains, reaching an estimated three million daily travellers in this most international of cities.
A free leaflet of Poems for Black History Month is available at London tube stations. You can download a copy of the leaflet here