Now go further

In this section you will find different ways to explore poetry in more detail.

Interviews
Watch video interviews with poets about how they write. >

Poet in Residence archive
Explore what our Poets-in-Residence have had to say in their weekly blogposts. >

Guided Tours archive
Take a mini tour of the Archive with one of our guest tour guides. >

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

Lights Out

Edward Thomas

read by Andrew Motion

Affliction

George Herbert

read by Lavinia Greenlaw

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.