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Dragons

Gavin Bantock

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Categories: 20th Century, British
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (104 pages)
(Pub. Jun 1996)
9780856460494
£6.95 £6.25
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  • 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, born in England in 1939, wrote his long poem Christ (1965) while at New College, Oxford. He has lived in Japan, where he taught English and drama at Reitaku University. His books include A New Thing Breathing (1969), Anhaga (Anglo-Saxon translations, 1972), Eirenikon (1972), Dragons (1979), Just ... read more
    Awards won by Gavin Bantock Short-listed, 1988 Arvon Foundation International Poetry Competition Winner, 1969 Eric Gregory Award Winner, 1966 Poetry Society's Award Winner, 1964 Richard Hillary Award
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