Poetry and Drama Books

From the shortest Haiku to ancient epics, from love sonnets to Greek tragedy - the Folio Society publishes a classic selection of beautiful poetry and drama books. Encompassing some of the most influential and powerful works ever composed each book features original illustrations and makes the perfect gift for any poetry or theatre lover. See below for the full list of Folio Poetry and Drama books.

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A Folio Anthology of Poetry book

A Folio Anthology of Poetry

Introduced by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, this anthology is a celebration of poetry and the passion it inspires. It gathers together more than 300 of our favourite poems, spanning over 400 years.

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W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings book

W. B. Yeats: Selected Poems and Paintings

W. B. Yeats

Introduced by the poet, this selection of Yeats’s greatest poems is paired with paintings by his brother Jack B. Yeats.

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Beowulf book

Beowulf

The classic Old English epic is presented here with a side-by-side translation by Seamus Heaney.

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The Bhagavad Gita book

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is the cornerstone of the Hindu faith and one of the world’s greatest religious texts. Gandhi called it his ‘spiritual dictionary’, while as a secular work it inspired Einstein, Yeats and Jung. Our edition uses Juan Mascaró’s acclaimed translation, with illustrations by Anna Bhushan.

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Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems book

Dylan Thomas: Selected Poems

Dylan Thomas

This edition, published to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth, includes poems from all five of his collected works, as well as the unfinished, ‘Elegy’.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh book

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The world’s earliest known work of narrative poetry is one of the most powerful epics ever written

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Frost Selected Poems book

Frost Selected Poems

Robert Frost

At the age of 86, Robert Frost read his poem ‘The Gift Outright’ at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. In turn, the new president paid tribute to Frost: ‘He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding’.

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Goblin Market and Selected Poems book

Goblin Market and Selected Poems

Christina Rossetti

An extended poem about two young sisters who hear goblin merchants hawking their wares. Lizzie urges caution but Laura eats the forbidden fruit and falls into a frenzy, from which her sister must save her.

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Hassan book

Hassan

James Elroy Flecker

Once almost lost to obscurity, this forgotten gem of a play is gorgeously illustrated by Peter Bucknell and bound in art silk.

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In Parenthesis book

In Parenthesis

David Jones

Defying all genres, In Parenthesis is one of the First World War’s greatest works of literature. This edition includes artwork by calligrapher Ewan Clayton and a foreword by Harold Bloom.

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Lord Byron: Selected Poems book

Lord Byron: Selected Poems

Lord Byron

A selection of sublime poems, with engravings by Simon Brett. Introduced by Jonathan Bate.

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No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne book

No man is an island - A selection from the prose of John Donne

John Donne

Contemporary engravings illuminate a moving collection of prose by the celebrated poet.

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The Vision of Piers the Plowman book

The Vision of Piers the Plowman

William Langland

One of the greatest medieval allegories. Includes a wonderful facing-page translation which sets the poem’s original beauty alongside an elegant modern reading edition.

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon book

The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon

Sei Shōnagon

The revelatory personal writings of a lady at the court of Empress Sadako, luxuriously illustrated with watercolour paintings.

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám book

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Edward FitzGerald

A sensation of the Victorian age, Fitzgerald's translation of Omar Khayyám's lush and rich poetry is brought beautifully to life with exquisite illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat.

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