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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...

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

Sonnet 143

William Shakespeare

read by Fiona Sampson

Anthem for Doomed Youth

Wilfred Owen

read by Andrew Motion