Dragons contains Gavin Bantock's poems since the publication of Eirenikon (1972) , together with a selection of his previously uncollected earlier poems. His new work - a series of gothic portraits from life, the fantasy-like sequence 'Dragon World' and, most recently, two narrative poems on Zen themes - is richly varied and confirms Bantock as one of the most striking voices in contemporary poetry.
Gavin Bantock is married and lives in Japan. He teaches English and drama at Reitaku University. His previous books include 'Christ' (1965), 'A New Thing Breathing' (1969), 'Anhaga' (Anglo-Saxon translations, 1972) and 'Eirenikon' (1972).