Poems on the Underground archive arrives at Cambridge University Library

April 17, 2024

Now, the archive of this beloved literary project – which includes hundreds of posters, eclectic memorabilia and letters from some of the greatest poets of the past century – has been donated to Cambridge University Library, home to the archives of Siegfried Sassoon, Anne Stevenson and other renowned poets. Among the letters to organisers of the Poems on the Underground project – initially conceived and brought to life by writers Judith Chernaik, Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert, and now co-directed by Chernaik, Imtiaz Dharker and George Szirtes – are missives from Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney and Louise Glück, former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and Philip Larkin, among many other famous names from the world of poetry. News of the archive’s donation to Cambridge is announced on the day of publication for the 116th set of poems, featuring works by Byron, Emily Bronte and contemporary British and Irish poets.

Now, the archive of this beloved literary project – which includes hundreds of posters, eclectic memorabilia and letters from some of the greatest poets of the past century – has been donated to Cambridge University Library, home to the archives of Siegfried Sassoon, Anne Stevenson and other renowned poets.

Among the letters to organisers of the Poems on the Underground project – initially conceived and brought to life by writers Judith Chernaik, Gerard Benson and Cicely Herbert, and now co-directed by Chernaik, Imtiaz Dharker and George Szirtes – are missives from Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney and Louise Glück, former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and Philip Larkin, among many other famous names from the world of poetry.

News of the archive’s donation to Cambridge is announced on the day of publication for the 116th set of poems, featuring works by Byron, Emily Bronte and contemporary British and Irish poets.

The source of this news is from University of Cambridge

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