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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

The Nightingale

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

read by Kit Wright

The Charge of the Heavy...

Alfred Tennyson

read by Alfred Tennyson