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Guided tours of the Archive
Our tour guides include former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, author David Almond and actor Stephen Fry amongst others!
Listen to recordings of the Next Generation Poets 2014. We look forward to recording more soon.
Ask a poet
Watch video interviews with poets as they answer questions about their inspirations and influences.
Visit our store for more recordings
You'll find lots of recordings to listen to here at the Poetry Archive and even more to download from our Poetry Download store.
Registration is free and enables you to create collections of your favourite Archive poems and poets.
Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help to get you on your way.
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.
W. S. Graham
from The Dunciad...
Epistle to Cobha...
They Are All Gon...
Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets
Anna Laetitia Barbauldread by Denise Riley
Charlotte Smithread by Denise Riley