Lesson plans

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

The Rights of Woman

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

read by Denise Riley

Beppo (extract)

Lord Byron

read by Fleur Adcock

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.