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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.


c. 625/620 – c. 580 BC

Ancient greek lyric poet.

Matthew Arnold

1822 – 1888

Poet and cultural critic.

Antonin Artaud

1896 – 1948

Writer, poet, visual artist, actor and theatre director.

Joanna Baillie

1762 – 1851

Scottish poet and dramatist.

Charles Baudelaire

1821 – 1867

French poet, essayist and art critic.

William Blake

1757 – 1827

English poet, painter and printmaker

Hilaire Belloc

1870 – 1953

British-French writer and historian

Emily Bronte

1818 – 1848

English novelist and poet.

Robert Bridges

1844 – 1930

Britain’s poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.

Rupert Brooke

1887 – 1915

English first world war poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806 – 1861

English poet of the Victorian era.

Robert Browning

1812 – 1889

English poet and playwright

Robert Burns

1759 – 1796

Scottish poet and lyricist.

Lord Byron

1788 – 1824

English poet, peer and politician.

Lewis Carroll

1832 – 1898

English writer and poet, best known for Alice In Wonderland.

G K Chesterton

1874 – 1936

English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

1772 – 1834

English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian


John Clare

1882 – 1956

English poet  known for his celebrations of the English countryside.

William Cowper

1731 – 1800

English poet and Hymnodist