The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a result of a meeting, in a recording studio, between Andrew Motion, soon after he became UK Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard Carrington. They agreed about how enjoyable and illuminating it is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it was that, even in the recent past, many important poets had not been properly recorded.
We were delighted when The Poetry Archive invited Mark Grist to take part and create his own Guided Tour. If you haven't already visited The Poetry Archive, The Children's Archive or read and heard Mark's contribution, then get yourself over to www.poetryarchive.org. You can read Mark Grist's Guided Tour here.