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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

The Mistress

John Wilmot Earl of Rochester

read by Alan Brownjohn

Casabianca

Felicia Hemans

read by Alice Oswald