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A tour of the Archive with Julia Copus

I've avoided poems that other writers here have recommended, but which otherwise would certainly have been on my...

Featured Guided Tours

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

Where be ye going, you...

John Keats

read by Andrew Motion

Sonnet 20: A woman'...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton