As well as new recordings by contemporary poets the Poetry Archive also contains selections of classic poems recorded by contemporary voices.

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How do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Judi Dench
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If Thou Must Love Me (Sonnet 14) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Rosamund Pike
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The Passionate Shepherd to his Love - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Ian McKellen
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The First Day

Read by Judi Dench

The First Day - Christina Rossetti - Read by Judi Dench
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Remember

Read by Rosamund Pike

Remember - Christina Rossetti - Read by Rosamund Pike
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A Birthday

Read by James Earl Jones

A Birthday - Christina Rossetti - Read by James Earl Jones
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She Walks in Beauty

Read by Jude Law

She Walks in Beauty - Lord Byron - Read by Jude Law
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To My Dear and Living Husband - Anne Bradstreet - Read by Helen Mirren
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To His Coy Mistress

Read by Patrick Stewart

To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell - Read by Patrick Stewart
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Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun - William Shakespeare - Read by Daniel Radcliffe
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Edgar Allan Poe

B. 1809 D. 1849

2 poems available

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

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Phyllis Wheatley

B. 1753 D. 1784

1 poem available

Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.- Phillis Wheatley

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