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Resource Guide: ‘The Last True Poets of the Sea’ by Julia Drake

On August 5, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, and ships at sea.

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Graphic illustration of stacks of books in purple. aqua, and whiteWords, Words, Words discusses Julia Drake’s The Last True Poets of the Sea on August 5, 2021. The event is free, but registration is required through our website.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of this program:


  • Here are some suggested books for future book clubs, in order of my preference:
    Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
    Macbeth by A.J. Hartley
    Fool by Christopher Moore
    The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
    Rose and Poe by Jack Todd

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