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

There's a certain...

Emily Dickinson

read by Kei Miller

A Blockhead

Amy Lowell

read by Jean Sprackland