Forget the literary canon?here is the canon of human life
As a journey of literary discovery?one can turn the pages and find limericks, great works of romantic poetry, ancient Gallic texts, and Spike Milligan nesting alongside Dylan Thomas?this much traveled collection of exceptional poetry has no equal. With content drawn from the now familiar poem posters that first appeared in London's tube and underground trains in 1986, the poems in this anthology are poignantly reminiscent of the ideal behind the movement?why not convert the empty advertising space above the passenger's heads into a simple celebration of the poetry that has underscored English literature for a thousand years or more? The poems soon caught the public's imagination. Here on the trains there was at last something different, words to soothe, inspire, move, charm, surprise, arouse, even occasionally to shock, but never to sell. This anthology brings together the best of them all in a single accessible?volume.