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A tour of the Archive with Clive James

The writer and broadcaster Clive James introduces a few of his favourite poems in the Poetry Archive.

Featured Guided Tours

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

Sonnet 116

William Shakespeare

read by Gillian Clarke

Louse Hunting

Isaac Rosenberg

read by Andrew Motion