Autumn 2010 - Poems on the Underground
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The set poems are: ...
The set poems are:
Sweet Thames Flow Softly was written by the singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl. It's part of a special display of Story of London 2010.
For the War Dead is by A.E Housman's lament for the carnage of World War I.
The Way We Go from a debut collection by Katherine Towers, The Floating Man (Picador 2010), shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Poems included this year were the winners of the 'Young Poets' competition. This is where youths and teenagers were asked to submit poems on the theme of science to celebrate 350 years of The Royal Society. The winners are: If a boy must wonder written by Leon Yuchin Lau, Whalesong by Sophie Stephenson-Wright and First Contact by Hattie Grunewald.
This spring, we invited our youth members and the teenage alumni of our Foyle Young Poets Award and SLAMbassadors UK championship to submit poems for publication as part of the Poems on the Underground scheme.
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