Robert Browning

Robert Browning was born in South London in 1812. He was largely self-educated, utilising his father's extensive... read more
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Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1955 and has lived for... more

Frances Leviston

Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and grew up... more

Charles Boyle

Charles Boyle was born in Leeds, and worked in for a long... more

Stephen Romer

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire, and educated at... more

Pascale Petit

Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in Wales and... more

D. M. Thomas

Although he is now renowned as a novelist, biographer and... more

Peter Didsbury

Peter Didsbury has described himself as ‘someone who’s... more

James Carter

An award-winning children’s poet, guitarist and writer-in-... more

Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace was born in Woolwich in 1616. His father,... more

Berlie Doherty

Twice-winner of the Carnegie Medal for children’s... more

A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman, the eldest son of a Bromsgrove... more

John Wilmot Earl of Rochester

John Wilmot was born in 1647, the son of Henry Wilmot, a... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past