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Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help to get you on your way.

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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 Party of Star...
Geoffrey Lehmann
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Not Yet Found
Geoffrey Lehmann
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Breakfast with a...
Geoffrey Lehmann
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The Golden Wall
Geoffrey Lehmann
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Cumbria
Jane Yeh
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Classic poems

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