On a cold January morning in 1986, Poems on the Underground went live on 4,000 London Underground cars. As we celebrate 35 years of tube poems, we welcome the New Year with some favourite poems from past and recent displays.
We mark Burns night with poems by Burns and three contemporary Scottish poets. We follow this with poems on winter themes, all in their original poster designs, with poets ranging from John Gay on ‘The Great Frost’ of 1709 to Gavin Ewart on the last winter of his 14-year-old cat.
We end this month’s selection with poems by Young Poets, our best hope for the future.
Poems for the New Year
Poems Celebrating Burns Night
Winter Poems 1
Winter Poems 2
Young poets on the Underground
You can find all of the poems displayed on our website in 2021 here
You can find all of the poems displayed on our website in 2020 here