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A tour of the Archive with Rachel Smith

Visiting the Poetry Archive feels like browsing through your favourite bookshop and finding that all the books are...

Featured Guided Tours

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

Sonnet 116

William Shakespeare

read by Gillian Clarke

Sonnet 49

William Shakespeare

read by Bernard O'Donoghue