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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.
Poetry By Heart is a pioneering national competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 and at school and college in England to learn and to recite poems by heart.
Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help to get you on your way.TAKE A TOURASK A POETFIND POETSFIND POEMS
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.
Where Do You Get...
Writing on Skin
Silk and Belfast...
Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets
Anna Laetitia Barbauldread by Denise Riley
Thomas Wyattread by Alice Oswald