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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

My mistress' eyes...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton

A Shropshire Lad II:...

A E Housman

read by Alan Brownjohn