Between the Lines
Poems on the Dart
Publication Date: November 1993
Between the Lines: Poems on the Dart edited by Jonathan Williams
One hundred and forty-four poems were selected by the editor from the two hundred or so displayed on DART carriages between 1987 and 1994: short enough for passengers to read without missing their stops, resonant enough to inspire reflection, disquietude or delight. Three were written especially for Dublin’s train travellers, and about half of them are by Irish poets.
Featuring poetry by
- E.E. Cummings
- Flann O’Brien
- the Bronte sisters
- and many more!
‘This is a book for any weary traveller whose spirits have been lifted on Dublin’s Dart service. The poems are a representative sample of the works published on the suburban train service – a mix of international and local talent. Just one regret – some favourites have been omitted, inevitable really for space reasons. Perhaps a new edition, featuring the missing poems, might be considered? Jonathan Williams has done the citizens of Dublin a service with this anthology.’ – Customer review
‘Very good varied selection of poems – no poet is used more than once unless it is a translation (there is also a good selection of non-english poems). Because they all had been displayed on the DART (train) they are all reasonably short and understandable.’ – Customer review