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A tour of the Archive with Dr Rowan Williams

Poetry happens at a sort of junction in the mind when new combinations start up, words and pictures start connecting...

Featured Guided Tours


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

The Visit

Mary Leapor

read by Jo Shapcott

Mouse's Nest

John Clare

read by Paul Farley