Starting points

Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help to get you on your way.

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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

Sonnet 11

William Shakespeare

read by Jackie Kay

Inversnaid

Gerard Manley Hopkins

read by Alice Oswald