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Poems on the Underground has become a staple of the London Underground. In this beautiful edition, poems old and new, romantic, comic and sublime explore love, London, the wider world, exile, the seasons, dreams, music, war and the nature of poetry itself. 

After nearly thirty years and almost 500 poems, Poems on the Underground has become a familiar and welcome sight on London's Tube, paying tribute to the magnificent tradition of English poetry, and to those who have contributed to its richness and diversity. In this beautiful paperback edition, poems old and new, familiar and unfamiliar explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, family, dreams, war, music and nature, and feature hundreds of poets including Owen Sheers, Paul Muldoon, Sylvia Plath, William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Kathleen Raine, Roger McGough, Wilfred Owen, Wendy Cope and John Clare, among many others.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141389547

    May 27, 2015

    Penguin General UK (UK Adult)

    336 pages

    RRP $24.99

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