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Historic recordings

Historic recordings

As well as our new recordings by contemporary poets, the Poetry Archive also contains historic recordings by poets from the past.

Hear famous voices from poetry's past.


Recently added poems

John Burnside

Fatwa on Intimac...
John Burnside
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John Burnside

Still Life
John Burnside
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John Burnside

Mother as Script...
John Burnside
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John Burnside

The Beauties of...
John Burnside
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No 115 Dreams
Jackie Kay - Children's Poems
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