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A tour of the Archive with Rachel Smith

Visiting the Poetry Archive feels like browsing through your favourite bookshop and finding that all the books are...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Love in a Life

Robert Browning

read by Anthony Thwaite

The Resolve

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

read by Denise Riley