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A tour of the Archive with Stephanie Anderson

On my first visit to the Poetry Archive I dipped in to see what was there, and discovered there was far more to hear...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Paradise Lost (extract)

John Milton

read by Helen Dunmore

The Burial of Sir John...

Charles Wolfe

read by Simon Armitage