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

The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats

read by Maurice Riordan

That time of year thou...

William Shakespeare

read by James Fenton

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.