Audio slideshow: The mouths of poets

The written words of Betjeman, Larkin, Thomas and Tennyson are well known to many an English student - but the voices of the great poets may be less so.

To celebrate National Poetry Day today the British Library has released two new CDs to its popular series of literary spoken word recordings - featuring previously unpublished audio of great British and American poets reading their own works. BBC Radio 4's Today programme has been listening to them.

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Black and white archive photos courtesy Getty Images and The Press Association. Colour photographs courtesy Science Photo Library.

Music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 7 October 2010.

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