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Off the Page: a historical collection of live poetry recordings

This site gives you access to rare poetry recordings from the last five decades of UK poetry performances.

You can listen online to many of Britain's most important poets reading their work, and compare for the first time the range of styles, voices and idioms of poetry performance that have developed since the 1960s.

To view the full range of available material click on one of the following categories and browse the list or use the search function to find a particular poet, date, location or event.