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Tour by: Roger Stevens

I really enjoyed listening to all the poems in the Archive. It's fantastic to hear poets reading their own work. It took me a long time to choose my favourites - I think it would be much easier to choose fifty rather than six! But here are my favourite poems today. Tomorrow I might be feeling differently - and have a different list.