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A tour of the Archive with Clive James

The writer and broadcaster Clive James introduces a few of his favourite poems in the Poetry Archive.

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

Remembrance

Emily Bronte

read by Fleur Adcock