American and international friends of the archive

The Poetry Archive is a project without borders and is available to everyone no matter where they are. We have a busy international recording programme supported by cultural partnerships, academic exchanges, skills sharing and educational work in many countries around the world. This work is underpinned by a network of international supporters and advocates, providing much needed funding and advice.

Our recordings cover much of the English-speaking world, from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. We are keen to widen our geographical reach to India, South Africa and Singapore and into all the territories where poets write in the English language. You can help us achieve this.

 

American Friends

The Poetry Archive is registered with the American Fund for Charities, this enables American donors to receive tax benefits on gifts to the project. If you wish to make a contribution then please follow the link below to the American Fund for Charities website and select 'Poetry Archive' in the drop down list of Evaluated Charities. 

Make a Donation from the USA

Thank you for your support.

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

Female Fashions For 1799

Mary Robinson

read by Jo Shapcott

In summer's heat...

Christopher Marlowe

read by Simon Armitage

The Poetry Archive’s vision is to acquire and make recordings of contemporary English-language poets reading their own work, collect and preserve recordings of great poets from the past, and make extracts from all these recordings available free of charge.