World poetry day

Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts.

We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.

A Different History - Sujata Bhatt
Continuities - Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
On Not Writing As A West Indian Woman - Vahni Capildeo
Peelin Orange - Mervyn Morris
The arrival of Brighteye – an extract - Jean Binta Breeze
from Masks: (i) Libation: (i) Prelude - Kamau Brathwaite
‘Aa’ - Jen Hadfield
I La carte postale - Ahren Warner