Buses inspire TfL poetry campaign

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Buses inspire TfL poetry campaign

TfL are using their bus network as the ultimate moving exhibition space for new travel inspired poetry. 
 
Art on the Underground, Transport for London’s acclaimed public arts programme, today unveils ‘100.’
 
It is a new exhibition consisting of one hundred one-line poems inspired by the capital’s bus network. 
 
Artist Yemisi Blake and co-writer Jay spent a few months with drivers and passengers to get an understanding of the range of experiences to be had aboard public transport and channelled everything they picked up into their writings.
 
The finished product is a collection visual artworks based on people’s experiences of the buses, from peering down over the driver to discussing their grandmothers.
 
The poet and artist Yemisi Blake joined Wake Up London to talk about the project – and why he hopes the poems will become a part of commuters daily routine, rather than some kind of imposition.

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