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A tour of the Archive with Catherine Olver

I think it's defensible to say that there's something about any poem worth the title that asks to be read aloud....

Featured Guided Tours


Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets

The Collar

George Herbert

read by Lavinia Greenlaw

In Memoriam (extracts)

Alfred Tennyson

read by Andrew Motion