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Explore poetry using our special collections. Curated around specific themes and forms, this is a new way to work your way through the wealth of poetry available in the Archive.
Ask a poet
Watch video interviews with poets as they answer questions about their inspirations and influences.
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 TOURPOET IN RESIDENCEFIND POETSFIND POEMSSPECIAL COLLECTIONSGLOSSARY
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.
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Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets
Percy Bysshe Shelleyread by Kit Wright
Andrew Marvellread by Andrew Motion