William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Little is known about Shakespeare's life. Existing records give tantalising glimpses: he was born in 1564, the... read more
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Ross Sutherland

Ross Sutherland

Inventive, irreverent and comic, Ross Sutherland (b. 1979)... more

Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan was born in 1621 in the Welsh country parish... more

S.J. Fowler

S. J. Fowler

S. J. Fowler is a poet, artist, martial artist &... more

Sandeep Parmar

Sandeep Parmar

Sandeep Parmar was born in Nottingham and raised in... more

Emily Berry

Emily Berry

Emily Berry is one of an increasingly distinct generation... more

J.O. Morgan

J.O. Morgan

J.O. Morgan lives on a small farm in the Scottish Borders,... more

Brian Johnstone

Brian Johnstone

Brian Johnstone is a Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh in... more

Malika Ndlovu

Malika Ndlovu

Malika Ndlovu is a South African poet who has performed her... more

C. Day Lewis

C. Day Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (who wrote as C. Day Lewis) was born in... more

David Constantine

David Constantine

"Poetry now, every bit as much as in the Romantic age, is a... more

Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn is one of Scotland’s more softly spoken bards... more

Gerard Benson

Gerard Benson

How delightful to know Mr Benson Everyone wants to know... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past