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A tour of the Archive with Andrew Motion

My short tour of the Poetry Archive is designed to show its range, as well as the strength-in-depth of its holdings...

Featured Guided Tours


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

The Burning Babe

Robert Southwell

read by Jacob Sam-La Rose

The Charge of the Light...

Alfred Tennyson

read by Alfred Tennyson