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The Poetry Archive makes itself new | Andrew Motion

A decade ago we invented a great new online resource for poetry lovers. Mellifluous new bells and whistles have just made it even greater

Richard Carrington and I launched the online Poetry Archive a little under 10 years ago at poetryarchive.org. Our original intention was to combine three things: pleasure for the general reader/listener, by bringing together existing recordings of "historic" poets with new recordings of contemporaries that we would make or commission ourselves; help for students of all ages and their teachers, by combining these recordings with introductions, brief biographies, lesson plans, a glossary of terms, and all sorts of other educational bells and whistles; a safe haven for poet's voices, which would mean their voices were not lost to posterity (as for instance Hardy's voice, and Lawrence's voice, and Housman's voice have all been lost).

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