June Poems

Poems from June 2020

Strange times recall past crises, eloquently described by the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats. We celebrated 150 years after his birth with two of his most popular poems, alongside poems by his friend Lady Augusta Gregory and the Irish poets Louis MacNeice, Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan. These Irish poems open our June favourites.  

They are followed by poems displayed on the tube in February 2020 – our last set before the lockdown that closed tube trains to all but essential travel.   

Another five poems celebrate the publication of our Orion anthology, Best Poems on the Underground.

Finally, we have six poems by ‘Individual Voices’ – English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh.

We hope readers will enjoy the wide range of poetry offered below.  

Irish Poems on the Underground

Our last set before the lockdown

Celebrating ‘Best Poems on the Underground’

Our earlier poems can be found on our  ‘Favourite Poems’ page, with poems by Indian and Caribbean poets, including a dream of leavin by James Berry, who was instrumental in bringing British Caribbean poetry to a wide audience.

You can find all of the poems displayed on our website in 2020 here

Our new poems for this month can be found on our ‘This Month’s Poems’ Page