As we approach the winter solstice, we look back across 1,000 years of Poetry in English, with poems by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Blake and Yeats, moving on to Stevie Smith and Carol Ann Duffy. A group of ‘World Poems’ include poets from Canada, the United States, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, with references extending back to the Homeric myths.
We hope you will enjoy a group of ‘Poems on a lighter note,’ followed by six poems by young poets, award winners of the annual Foyle poetry competitions run by the Poetry Society, and specially commissioned for Poems on the Underground.
If you didn’t manage to see our most recent set of Poems on London Underground trains you can find our new poems by Jackie Kay, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Seán Hewitt and Sean Borodale here
1000 Years of Poetry in English
1,000 Years of Poetry in English: Shakespeare to Stevie Smith
World Poetry in English
Poems on a lighter note
Young Poets on the Underground
You can find our Poems from November 2021 here