Celebrating 35 years of Poems on the Underground
This summer we’re marking 35 years of Poems on the Underground with posters stretching from our first two years–a distinctive design provided by Faber & Faber – to thirty years of posters designed by the master typographer Tom Davidson.
Over the years we’ve featured the widest possible range of poets, past and present, writing on themes of love and London, the natural world, songs and riddles, and the perennial subjects of war and peace, with glimpses of sense and nonsense to leaven the darker side of life.
We end the month with an Iraqi poet’s tribute to poetry, as it reflects and heals a broken world.
The First Year of Poems on the Underground, 1986
The Second Year of Poems on the Underground, 1987
Music Poems on the Underground 1986-2019
Riddles on the Underground 1987- 2011
Love poems on the Underground 1987-2005
Poems of Place, Time and Memory 1987-2003
Poems displayed in May 2021 can be found on our May Poems page
Poems displayed in April 2021 can be found on our April Poems page
Poems displayed in March 2021 can be found on our March Poems page
Poems displayed in February 2021 can be found on our February Poems page
Poems displayed in January 2021 can be found on our January Poems page
You can find all of the poems displayed on our website in 2020 here