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Historic recordings

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

The Weakness
Bernard O'Donoghue
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Pig Sonnet
M. R. Peacocke
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Shall We Dance?
M. R. Peacocke
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Late Snow
M. R. Peacocke
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