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When the nights are lengthening and Halloween is on the horizon, delve deep into the Archive to and explore all things strange, slanted, odd and unexpected. Perhaps listen alone, with headphones on, in the dark, and feel these voices in your bones…

The Mighty Dead

A Birthday

Read by James Earl Jones

A Birthday - Christina Rossetti - Read by James Earl Jones
Special Collection

It’s always great to receive flowers but we thought we would do something extra special and send you a lovely Bunch of Poems!

Aubade with Burning City - Ocean Vuong
Guided Tour

“I had the great joy of being part of the creative team for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics – a multi-media extravaganza that was streamed, tweeted, favourited and blogged about across the planet. For all its noise and…

Special Collection

Our Mother’s Day Poetry Collection is different from others you may come across as it isn’t focused on poems specifically intended for your mother. What we have done is put together an ensemble of poems inspired by mothers. Amongst these…


T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot


Sebastian Barker

B. 1945 D. 2014

5 poems available

Look for the opening of your spirit into the real world. This is the world in which your words ring true - Sebastian Barker

Sleepless - Tom Pow
A Christmas Song - Wendy Cope
Christmas Scenario - Alan Brownjohn
Vacations - Clive Wilmer