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Historic recordings

As well as our new recordings by contemporary poets, the Poetry Archive also contains historic recordings by poets from the past.

Hear famous voices from poetry's past.


Recently added poems

Told one of the...
David Constantine
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Photomontage
David Constantine
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Nude
David Constantine
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Soldiering On
David Constantine
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The Actor's...
Stewart Conn
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Classic poems

Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets