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A tour of the Archive with Robert Cole

Poetry springs to life in recordings such as those curated in the Archive. Poems have a perfectly respectable...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Song of the Old Mother

William Butler Yeats

read by William Butler Yeats

A Song of a Young Lady...

John Wilmot Earl of Rochester

read by Alan Brownjohn