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A tour of the Archive with Andrew Motion

My short tour of the Poetry Archive is designed to show its range, as well as the strength-in-depth of its holdings...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Beppo (extract)

Lord Byron

read by Fleur Adcock

Binsey Poplars

Gerard Manley Hopkins

read by Mimi Khalvati