The Lake Isle of Innisfree
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is one of Ireland's most important poets, and as such he was a major force behind the Irish literary revival of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel prize in Literature for 'inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.' Published in The Rose (1893), his second book of poetry, 'Innisfree' remains one of his most enduring works. This limited edition contains a facsimile holograph of the poem.