Lesson plans

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

In Memoriam (extracts)

Alfred Tennyson

read by Andrew Motion

The Witch

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

read by Jo Shapcott

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.