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A tour of the Archive with Louise Joy

Since I spend much of my time rooting around in the eighteenth century, this is where I headed first. Hearing poems...

Featured Guided Tours

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

The Inquest

W. H. Davies

read by Simon Armitage

Song of the Old Mother

William Butler Yeats

read by William Butler Yeats