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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

Sonnet 20: A woman'...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton

Sonnet 43

William Shakespeare

read by Imtiaz Dharker