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.
A Folio Anthology
Illustrated by Petra Börner
Preface by Paul Evans
Edited by Sue Bradbury
A unique collection of poetry and prose, beautifully bound and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork.
Quarter-bound in cloth with printed Modigliani paper sides
Set in Caslon
Frontispiece, 4 colour double-page spreads and 14 tailpieces
Please note this title is not slipcased
8¾˝ x 5½˝
A rich collection
Spring. The garden. Peach-trees
A path between them where a girl,
As through a flower-bed,
Wades in the lane’s reflection
Of the flowers overhead.
Otomo no Yakamochi (718–85), translated by Graeme Wilson.
About Sue Bradbury
Sue Bradbury became Editorial Director of The Folio Society in 1984, a position she held for twenty-five years. Her own publications include a translation of Three Tragedies by Federico García Lorca, Midnight Madonna (1995), a novel set in the Spanish Civil War, the biography Joanna, George and Henry: A Pre-Raphaelite Tale of Art, Love and Friendship(2012), and she also collaborated with Robert Fox on his magisterial four-volume Eyewitness to History for The Folio Society. She was awarded the OBE in 2010 for services to the publishing industry.
About Paul Evans
Paul Evans is a writer, broadcaster, senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and award-winning playwright, be known for his ‘Country Diary’ in The Guardian newspaper and various natural history programmes and drama-documentaries for BBC Radio 4. He is the author of Herbaceous (2014) and Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness (2016), and lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, where he was born.
About Petra Börner
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