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

Long-legged Fly

William Butler Yeats

read by Maurice Riordan

The Visit

Mary Leapor

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.