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Steve Ellis

b. 1952

Born in York in 1952, Steve Ellis has published three collections of poetry, including West Pathway (1993) and Home and Away, as well as a verse translation of Dante’s Inferno and a number of...

Justin Quinn

b. 1968

Justin Quinn’s poems are formal in the very best sense, finding rhythms and rhymes to match the complexities and intimacies of our lives and the world in which we live them. Lyrically exact and...

Clive Wilmer

b. 1945

Clive Wilmer's first collection of poems, The Dwelling-Place (Carcanet, 1977), opens with an epigraph from John Ruskin's Val d'Arno, which begins: “A man's religion is the form of mental rest, or...

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A tour of the Archive with Rachel Redford

Over the last few years I have listened to many of the Poetry Archive recordings and my six poems are taken from...

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Ulysses

Alfred Tennyson

read by Andrew Motion

Ode to a Skylark

Percy Bysshe Shelley

read by Kit Wright