We are steadily building a database of Poets for you to listen to and would be interested to hear from you if you have suggestions for others we might include in the site. You can let us know by visiting our Contact Us page. All of the poems on this website have been narrated by Gerald Cox, you can find out more about Gerald on the About Us page.

The menu below helps you find the poet you are looking for alphabetically by surname.

Poem playlist for children aged 11 plus

There are currently 28 poems by 21 different poets on this playlist. The playing time is around 40 minutes. If you wish to read any particular poem while listening look for the poem under the specific poet where you will find the text of the poem. You can start listening to the playlist from any poem on the list simply by clicking on that particular poem then clicking the red play button at the top of the playlist.

Poems for children aged 11 plus

There are many different types of poem on this play list. Listen to as many as you want. When you find one or two you particularly like, look for the poem under the individual poet. Go to the alphabetical Poets menu bar above and ‘Jabberwocky’ for example will be under Lewis Carroll where you can read the poem while you listen. Then try reading the poem out loud yourself. One of the easiest ways to learn a poem off by heart is to keep listening and reading the poem then practice out loud. When you are ready try performing the poem to members of your family or to your friends and teachers at school.