Shakespeare’s last drink

Shaun Traynor’s poem Shakespeare’s Last Drink evokes the last hours of Shakespeare and his posthumous recognition.

It has been read in public by several noted interpreters of Shakespeare, including Sir Derek Jacobi. The poem is available as an ebook from Amazon with additional background material, including tributes from Shakespeare’s contemporaries,

A unique, limited edition pamphlet containing the poem was published on Shakespeare’s birthday – 23 April – 2009. A very few signed first editions are available at £25 from the author.


Shaun Traynor is a Northern Irish poet who lives in London.

He has published two major collections of poetry and several children’s novels.

He is also editor of The Poolbeg Book of Irish Poetry for Children. He is a member of the Society of Authors, The Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group at the Society of Authors and The Educational Writers Group.

Shakespeare’s Last Drink was first published in The London Magazine in 2003.