Poems on the Underground

This wonderful new edition of Poems on the Underground is published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground in 2013.

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141389530

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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This wonderful new edition of Poems on the Underground is published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground in 2013. Here 230 poems old and new, romantic, comic and sublime explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, families, dreams, war, music and the seasons, and feature poets from Sappho to Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope, including Chaucer and Shakespeare, Milton, Blake and Shelley, Whitman and Dickinson, Yeats and Auden, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott and a host of younger poets. It includes a new foreword and over two dozen poems not included in previous anthologies.
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Underground to Everywhere

London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital Stephen Halliday ... In 1986 London Transport agreed to launch Poetry on the Underground, a selection of poems displayed on Underground trains and stations.

Author: Stephen Halliday

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495514

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Stephen Halliday’s informative, entertaining, wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian Pioneers who conceived this revolutionary transport system. His book records the scandal, disappointments, and disasters that have punctuated the story and the careers of the gifted, dedicated, sometimes corrupt individuals that have shaped its history. It also gives a fascinating insight into the neglected, often unseen aspects of this subterranean system - the dense network of tunnels, shafts and chambers that have been created beneath the city streets.
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Eccentric London

When London architect Mike Kelly left the City for rural Herefordshire he missed one thing : the Tube trains he had ... One development of this was the series of Poems on the Underground which some worthy person suggested – and why not ...

Author: Benedict Le Vay

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841621935

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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England's capital is a unique yet seriously strange and secret city. Benedict le Vay reveals London's most bizarre and macabre secrets with his novel approach, which doubles both as a thematic guide to the hidden attractions of the streets of London and a compelling insight into the citizens and culture of this historic city. Features include: *Eccentric Londoners *Eccentric shopping, pastimes and careers *Eccentric homes, gardens, and buildings
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International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

Career: Resident Tutor, Arvon Foundation and Taliesen Trust; Senior Lecturer, Central School of Speech and Drama; Co-originator and Administrator of Poems on the Underground, 1986-; Arts Council Poet-in-Residence, Dove Cottage, ...

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781857432695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.
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Textual Practice

I Travellers on the London Underground in the past few years have so enjoyed one facet of the experience that they have made a best-seller of a volume of poetry. The success of 100 Poems on the Underground— reprinted three times in its ...

Author: Terence Hawkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134863426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Anthologies of British Poetry

A special case of the general anthology type are the Poems on the Underground.32 Starting in 1986 , the editors had posters fixed in the London Tube , carrying five or six poems , " appearing here and there , at irregular intervals ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004486324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry, for introducing ‘new' programmes of poetry, as a record of changing poetic fashions, audience tastes and reading practices, or as a profitable literary commodity has often been asserted. Despite its impact, however, the poetry anthology in itself has attracted surprisingly little critical interest in Britain or elsewhere in the English-speaking world. This volume is the first publication to explore the largely unmapped field of poetry anthologies in Britain. Essays written from a wide range of perspectives in literary and cultural studies, and the point of view of poets, editors, publishers and cultural institutions, aim to do justice to the typological, functional and historical variety with which this form of publication has manifested itself - from early modern print culture to the postmodern age of the world wide web.
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A Photographic Journey Through the London Underground

A huge number of books about the London Underground are available. ... London's underground beyond the Tube. ... Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik and Cicely Berbert (eds), Poems on the Underground (Penguin Books, 2015). Poems old and new, ...

Author: Elke Rollmann

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526781116

Category: Photography

Page: 152

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WHAT IS THERE TO SEE? That was the question the authors of this book, Elke and Niko Rollman, heard all the time when explaining their photographic project. The answer is LOOK AGAIN, this book will encourage its readers to see the London Underground in a different light. There is indeed a multitude of images on offer, ranging from architecture to technology, from old design classics to modern art. For anyone interested in the history of the London Underground, spanning over 150 years, this is the book for you. Once you discover the beauty of this particular underworld, it can turn your daily routine into an exciting and almost endless trail of new impressions. The authors also want to encourage readers to go out there and explore "The Tube" by themselves. Photographer Elke Rollmann and historian Niko Rollmann - have spent over 10 years exploring this iconic network of the London Underground with their cameras aiming to catch as many different aspects of the system as possible. A lot of time also went into researching the Underground's complex history . This publication is not just about the network as such, but also about the people who work there and, of course, the commuters. A timeline and a further reading list complement the images and texts.
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International Who s Who in Poetry 2004

Radio , 1990 ; Co - ed . of the ten Poems on the Underground anthologies , 1991–2001 ; The Magnificent Callisto , 1993 ; Does W Trouble You ? ( ed . ) , 1994 ; Evidence of Elephants , 1995 ; In Wordsworth's Chair , 1995 ; Love Poems on ...

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1857431782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.
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Popularizing Scholarly Research

Poetry, public spaces, and radical meeting places— Invitation. Liminalities, 11(3). ... Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jan/09/ poems- on- the- underground Collins, M. (2014, July 20). How I fathom the crash.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190085278

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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A detailed look at various ways to conduct research for public scholarship Traditional research practices have often been critiqued for resulting in a wellspring of research that circulates exclusively within academic circles and garners small readership. With opinions and values shifting in the world of academia, public scholarship is on the rise. Popularizing Scholarly Research: Research Methods and Practices focuses on how to use and implement both traditional and emergent research methods in order to contribute to public scholarship. This book contextualizes the role of digital resources such as blogs, social media, and email in the move toward making scholarship accessible and explains the role of research methods in knowledge construction and dissemination. Drawing from the authoritative Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, an impressive list of interdisciplinary contributors expand on survey research, interviews, oral history, ethnography, autoethnography, evaluation, literature, visual art, health theatre, narrative film, and a range of methods that rely on the internet and social media. Because of this and Patricia Leavy's robust introduction and supplementary resources, this book is an essential resource for scholars looking to create more accessible research and further the efforts of public scholarship.
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Rush Hour

As well as formulating its own strategies to control the flow, the Tube is receptive toideas from outsiders. For instance, it has been donating advertising space inside carriages to the Poems on the Underground project since 1986.

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781781854051

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Each working day 500 million people across the planet experience the miracle and misery of commuting. Whether undertaken by car, bus, train or bicycle, the practice shapes our days and creates a time and a space for a surprisingly diverse range of activities. In RUSH HOUR, Iain Gately traces the past, present and future of commuting, from the age of Dickens to the potential of the driverless car. He examines the contrasting experiences of commuters in Britain and elsewhere in the world: from the crush-loaded salarymen of the Tokyo metro to the road-rage afflicted middle managers of America. Notwithstanding its occasional traumas, commuting emerges as a positive aspect of modern life. It has dictated the growth of cities;been proving ground for new technologies;and given countless people freedom of movement and the opportunity to improve their lives.
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