Registration is free and enables you to create collections of your favourite Archive poems and poets.
2015 registration open
Poetry By Heart is a pioneering national competition designed to encourage young people aged 14-18 at schools and colleges in England to learn and to recite poems by heart. Visit the site for more information and to register.
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.
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!
Ask a poet
Watch video interviews with poets as they answer questions about their inspirations and influences.