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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

A Letter to John...
C.H. Sisson
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The Usk
C.H. Sisson
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W.N. Herbert

Metaphor for Mal...
W.N. Herbert
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W.N. Herbert

A Lament for Bil...
W.N. Herbert
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W.N. Herbert

Talking Water Bl...
W.N. Herbert
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Classic Poems

Classic poems

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