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Louise Joy, Lecturer in English

A tour of the Archive

with Louise Joy, Lecturer in English

Since I spend much of my time rooting around in the eighteenth century, this is where I headed first. Hearing poems from long ago brought to life by poets from our own age is peculiarly fascinating....
Chris Pearson, teacher

A tour of the Archive

with Chris Pearson, teacher

When choosing poems for my tour, I had just one criterion in mind: that each poem must allow me to comment on the quality of the spoken word (after all, that is what makes the Archive such a...
Danielle McShine, poet

A tour of the Archive

with Danielle McShine, poet

The Poetry Archive is an invaluable resource for hearing some of my favourite poems, read by their authors, and for discovering new voices. I often wander through the Archive, stopping at a poem or...

Starting points

Not sure where to start? Who to listen to? What to read? The links below will help to get you on your way.


A tour of the Archive with Sherrie Talgeri

Poetry is life with line-breaks – a personal matter – and I hope that this six poem mixtape I’ve chosen will...

Featured Guided Tours

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

Epistle to Cobham from...

Alexander Pope

read by John Fuller

The Nightingale

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

read by Kit Wright