A new set of Poems on the Underground, one of Britain’s most successful arts projects, has now been released onto London’s tube network. Seven poems celebrate the diversity, history and vibrancy of poetry, including two past winners from The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets Awards, now celebrating its 20th year. The poems will be displayed on the tube from 12th February for four weeks.
The full list of poems and poets are: ‘Layers of Kant reveal’, Safrina Ahmed (Foyle Young Poet winner in 2011); ‘Astral Enlightenment’, Kyle Spencer (Foyle Young Poet commended in 2017); ‘Grasmere Journal, 1801’, Sinéad Morrissey; ‘Love’, Hannah Lowe; ‘Look there he goes even now, my father’, Daljit Nagra; ‘A Date on Sunday’, Antanas Šimkus; ‘Cuckoo’, Fujiwara no Toshinari, trans. Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite.
Poems on the Underground, now in its 32nd year, is supported by Transport for London, the British Council and Arts Council England.
12 February 2018