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A tour of the Archive with Chris Pearson

When choosing poems for my tour, I had just one criterion in mind: that each poem must allow me to comment on the...

Featured Guided Tours


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

A satirical elegy on the...

Jonathan Swift

read by Jean Sprackland

Female Fashions For 1799

Mary Robinson

read by Jo Shapcott