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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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A tour of the Archive with Dr Rowan Williams

Poetry happens at a sort of junction in the mind when new combinations start up, words and pictures start connecting...

Featured Guided Tours

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

Strange Meeting

Wilfred Owen

read by Andrew Motion

My mistress' eyes...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton