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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

When I Consider How My...

John Milton

read by Helen Dunmore

Sonnet 116

William Shakespeare

read by Gillian Clarke