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A tour of the Archive with Monica Ali

On my initial visit to the Poetry Archive, the historical recordings caught my attention first. I did not know that...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Sonnets From The...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

read by Jo Shapcott

A Thousand Martyrs

Aphra Behn

read by Jean Sprackland