The Poetry Archive is the only charity dedicated to the production, acquisition and preservation of recordings of significant poets reading their work. Founded in 1999, we have been supported by the generosity of organisations and individuals who share our passion to grow this vital heritage and educational resource for future generations to enjoy. We gratefully acknowledge the support of;

Our Supporters

Our Patrons and those who help us with donations are vital to our success. We are thankful for the generous support to expand our collections which we have received from the following individuals:

  • The late Felix Dennis
  • Brian Fenwick-Smith for major help with the creation of our Classic Poems section
  • Mark Pigott K.B.E. for major help with the creation of the new Poetry Archive website
  • Daniel Radcliffe


Corporate Support

The Poetry Archive attracts around 3 millions visits per year and we are growing fast. We are keen to work with organisations who might help us expand our audiences for poetry and we can offer exciting packages for sponsorship, patronage and campaign partners. Our thanks go to;

Darwin Escapes

Darwin Escapes offer holiday home ownership and UK holiday breaks, they have 16 holiday parks across the UK.

Sykes Cottages

Sykes offer a huge choice of over 7,000 personally-inspected holiday cottages to rent in the UK and Ireland at fair and affordable prices.


Become a Supporter

The Poetry Archive is a registered  charity and we rely on help from our supporters. If you share our passion for Poetry and want to help us maintain these collections and ensure selections are available free to anyone who visits our website, please consider one of the following options, or contact us for more information.


Make a One-off Donation

Sponsor a Poem

Become a Patron

Become a Corporate Partner

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