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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

Binsey Poplars

Gerard Manley Hopkins

read by Mimi Khalvati

Strange Hells

Ivor Gurney

read by Glyn Maxwell