What are collections?

Collections are created by adding poems and poets into MyArchive. You can then organise the Poets and Poems into collections which you can add to our public collections.

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

On being brought from...

Phyllis Wheatley

read by Mary Jo Salter

The War Song of Dinas...

Thomas Love Peacock

read by Glyn Maxwell

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.