Poets’ Corner

June 19, 2015

Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey

Here’s another entry for your poetry travel files.

Should you find yourself in London, England, visiting Westminster Abbey, take some time to explore Poets’ Corner. Surrounded by medieval carvings and stained glass windows, Poets’ Corner is in the South Transept. There you’ll find monuments and plaques marking the burial or commemoration of writers, playwrights and poets dating from Chaucer to the present day. Ted Hughes was the last to be so honored, in 2011, and Westminster Abbey has just announced that a floor stone will be dedicated to Philip Larkin on December 2, 2016, the anniversary of Larkin’s death. For more information on Poets’ Corner and a list of memorials, visit the Westminster Abbey website.