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A tour of the Archive with Rachel Smith

Visiting the Poetry Archive feels like browsing through your favourite bookshop and finding that all the books are...

Featured Guided Tours


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

Ode on Melancholy

John Keats

read by Andrew Motion

Sonnet: On Being...

Charlotte Smith

read by Denise Riley