Our Board

Jean Sprackland (Chair)

Imtiaz Dharker

Adam Freudenheim

Chloe Jeffries

Matt Jones

Estelle Morris

Loveday Shewell

Prof. Morag Styles



Our board of trustees has overall legal responsibility for the charity. Trustees work in a voluntary capacity, meeting for a full board meeting around 4 times a year, with sub-committees meeting more frequently when necessary.

If you are interested in joining our board of trustees, please email:


Find out more about The Poetry Archive:

About Us


Meet the Team




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

Tell Me Not Here, It...

A E Housman

read by Andrew Motion

The Nymph's Reply...

Walter Raleigh

read by Andrew Motion

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.