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A tour of the Archive with Chris Pearson

When choosing poems for my tour, I had just one criterion in mind: that each poem must allow me to comment on the...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Ode to the West Wind

Percy Bysshe Shelley

read by Kit Wright

In Memoriam (extracts)

Alfred Tennyson

read by Andrew Motion