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A tour of the Archive with Rachel Smith

Visiting the Poetry Archive feels like browsing through your favourite bookshop and finding that all the books are...

Featured Guided Tours

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

The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats

read by Maurice Riordan

Where be ye going, you...

John Keats

read by Andrew Motion