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Best Poems on the Underground
Judith Chernaik
Gerard Benson
Cicely Herbert
Classification : Poetry
Pub Date : Sep 30, 2010
Imprint : Phoenix
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753827253
Price : 599

About the book
The now familiar poem posters first appeared in Londonand#39;s tube and underground trains in 1986. The idea was simple enough: why not convert the empty advertising space above the passengerand#39;s heads into a simple celebration of the poetry that has underscored English literature for a thousand years or more? The poems soon caught the publicand#39;s imagination. Here on the trains there was at last something different, words to soothe, inspire, move, charm, surprise, arouse, even occasionally to shock, but never to sell.This latest anthology brings together the best of all of them in a single volume. You can turn the pages and find limericks, great works of romantic poetry, ancient Gallic texts, Spike Milligan nesting alongside Dylan Thomas. As a journey of literary discovery, old favourites alongside the new, this much travelled collection of exceptional poetry has no equal.

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Equally enjoyable at home as on the way to work
takes the reader on a curious emotional journey from page to page
The perfect anthology to while away a tedious Tube journey
     
Judith Chernaik
Three compilers who alone determine the selection of poems:
Judith Chernaik: American academic and from Brooklyn, now a London resident. Gerard Benson: widely published professional poet, give...(+)
Gerard Benson
Three compilers who alone determine the selection of poems:
Judith Chernaik: American academic and from Brooklyn, now a London resident. Gerard Benson: widely published professional poet, give...(+)
Cicely Herbert
Three compilers who alone determine the selection of poems:
Judith Chernaik: American academic and from Brooklyn, now a London resident. Gerard Benson: widely published professional poet, give...(+)