Meet the Team



The Poetry Archive is a registered charity guided by a Board of Trustees. It is run by a very small team:  



Jean Sprackland 



Tracey Guiry 



Maggie Sullivan  


Recordings Manager 

Richard Carrington  


Digital Manager 

Nicola Wheldrake 


In addition to our core team, we are very fortunate to have a network of people who are able to contribute and support us in various ways;  


Rights & Acquisitions Manager 

Connie Robertson 


Finance Manager 

Fiona Meadley 


Audio Editor 

Chris Panton (DB Studios



We work with a team of copywriters to provide the highest quality contextual information for our collections and website.  



Our President 

Daniel Day-Lewis 


The Poetry Archive was founded in 1999 by Sir Andrew Motion and the recording producer Richard Carrington.   


If you would like to get in touch with any of our team, please contact and your enquiry will be passed on to the relevant person.  


For all queries regarding rights and permissions please email: 

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

A Receipt to Cure the...

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

read by Denise Riley

The Burning Babe

Robert Southwell

read by Jacob Sam-La Rose

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.