Poems on the Underground 

One of six posters - view the full set

The summer 2014 set of Poems on the Underground celebrates the centenary of  Dylan Thomas, with the opening stanza of his famous autobiographical poem ‘Fern Hill’ and poems by four living Welsh poets. In different ways, the poems reflect Welsh history, landscape, and ordinary life.   

This set of poems is also commemorating the poetry of Poems on the Underground’s dear friend and colleague Gerard Benson, who died in April 2014. Included is his poem ‘In a Young Time’ from his 2010 collection A Good Time (Smith/Doorstop Books), which reflects his love of Dylan Thomas’s poems. Gerard was central to Poems on the Underground from its founding in 1986.

The summer 2014 poems are being supported by Dylan Thomas 100 and the Welsh Government, as well as the British Council, Arts Council England and TfL. 

Order the poster set or order individual poems.


About Poems on the Underground

The Poetry Society and Poems on the Underground join forces to promote one of Britain's most successful public art projects. As well as being displayed on underground trains throughout the capital, school members of the society and subscribers receive a sets of Poems on the Underground Posters each time they are released.

You can also order individual posters or sets through our shop; we ask for a £3 for an individual poster or £9.99 for a set in order to cover the storage, handling, postage and packing costs.

Poems on the Underground is supported by TfL, Arts Council England and the British Council, which makes the poems available to its teaching centres abroad. Poems are selected by Judith Chernaik and Cicely Herbert, the friends and fellow-writers (along with the late Gerard Benson) who founded the programme in 1986. Posters are designed by Tom Davidson, and are available through the Poetry Society and London Transport Museum shop. The poems are reprinted on the websites of the Poetry Society, the British Council, Booktrust and TfL.