In their own words

The Guardian highlights what I’d suggest is already a candidate for the website of the year – launched this week by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion – The Poetry Archive – it’s an astonishing collection of recordings of poets in their own words. And it’s a collection both of contemporary, Tom Paulin and Seamus Heaney are already there, and of historic.. including John Betjeman, Alfred Tennyson, Louis MacNeice and William Butler Yeats – the historic archive is here, As well as the online recordings, some of the poets have longer recordings available on CDs and there are links to selected bibliographies. It’s a marvellous website.

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