Poems on the Underground
Poems are displayed on posters in 3,000 advertising spaces in train carriages across London, and are usually changed three times a year. They are selected by Judith Chernaik, together with poets Cicely Herbert and Gerard Benson.
The programme, which aims to showcase a diverse range of poetry, including classical, contemporary, international and work by new poets, has been a great success. It's also proved to be a great way of introducing the public to poetry, with passengers often wanting to read more. This has led to the publication of a series of books, the latest being Poems on the Underground: A New Edition, published by Penguin Books in 2012.
The latest book is available from the London Transport Museum shop, which also sells copies of the poem posters.