We mark the 160th anniversary of London Underground with a new spring set of Poems on the Underground. Look out for the posters on London Underground and Overground trains throughout March.
This Month we feature our new set of Spring Poems on the Underground with poems by Shakespeare, Chaucer, İlhan Sami Çomak, John Glenday, Diana Anphimiadi and Kayo Chingonyi .
New Spring Poems on the Underground
Londoners will be greeted by a favourite Shakespearean heroine, Perdita, as she welcomes the flowers of spring: from The Winter’s Tale. by William Shakespeare
Chaucer appears alongside Shakespeare in his ballad Truth – as relevant today as it was in the 14th century.
Four poets new to the tube are also featured, in poems of love, separation and exile
What I know of the sea by İlhan Sami Çomak ,a Kurdish poet writing from a Turkish prison, where he has been held for 29 years. The poems are translated by Caroline Stockford.
Bond by Diana Anphimiadi, a Georgian poet of Greek ancestry, translated by Natalia Bukia-Peters and Jean Sprackland
For My Wife, Reading in Bed by the Scottish poet John Glenday
Clearance by the Zambian-born British poet Kayo Chingonyi
We welcome the start of Spring with a selection of Welsh poems, Irish Poems and Spring Poems on the Underground.
Welsh Poems on the Underground
Irish Poems on the Underground
Spring Poems on the Underground
Seed read by Paula Meehan
You can see our poems from February 2023 here