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A tour of the Archive with Robert Cole

Poetry springs to life in recordings such as those curated in the Archive. Poems have a perfectly respectable...

Featured Guided Tours

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

My orcha’d In Linden Lea

William Barnes

read by Andrew Motion

Sonnet 73

William Shakespeare

read by Jo Shapcott