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Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.
"Effortlessly switching from spoken-word poetry and folk lyrics accompanied by a gentle finger-picked guitar style, her pieces evoke the beauty and melancholy of the natural world and our place within it." - Ewan Carr, Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Did you know there is more than one Simon Armitage? In this interview, the best-selling poet and novelist introduces you to them and talks about the importance of voice in his work.
Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.
Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview, she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.
Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!