We are delighted to have a new set of Poems on the Underground in November.
I Sing of Change by the Nigerian Niyi Osundare, emeritus professor in New Orleans, Louisiana
I Am Becoming My Mother by Lorna Goodison, poet laureate of Jamaica, emeritus professor at University of Michigan
Naima (for John Coltrane) by the major Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite, who died earlier this year
Benediction by James Berry, a member of the Windrush generation who helped to rebuild Britain after the war. James was a dedicated friend and consultant of Poems on the Underground from its inception.
Dew by the prize-winning poet Kwame Dawes, who was born in Ghana, grew up in Jamaica, and is now Professor of English at the University of Nebraska
BOM Mumbai Airport by Nick Makoha, who was born in Uganda and now lives in London, a new voice in our programme.
In their distinctive voices, these poets powerfully express the need for hope in difficult times
You can see more Poems for this month here