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A tour of the Archive with Stephanie Anderson

On my first visit to the Poetry Archive I dipped in to see what was there, and discovered there was far more to hear...

Featured Guided Tours


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

The Ballad of Reading...

Oscar Wilde

read by Simon Armitage

Song of the Old Mother

William Butler Yeats

read by William Butler Yeats