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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

Sonnet 36

William Shakespeare

read by Don Paterson

A Song For St Cecilia...

John Dryden

read by Glyn Maxwell