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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

In Time of 'The...

Thomas Hardy

read by Anthony Thwaite

Ulysses

Alfred Tennyson

read by Andrew Motion