David Banks
David Banks was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1943. He spent ten years in a Catholic seminary, and five working as a civil servant before going to study philosophy, as a mature student, at Cambridge. Since 1975 he has been living abroad, first in Iraq, and subsequently in France. He began writing poetry in the early 1970s, and since then his poetry has appeared in over 50 magazines and anthologies in nine different countries on four continents. He has published four booklets of poems and a number of poemcards, posters and broadsheets, but this is his first major collection. Journeys to foreign countries frequently provide the source material for his poems, and he claims that sound (or "music") is a particularly important aspect of his work. He earns his living as Professor of English Linguistics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale at Brest in France. 

Books available from Poetry Salzburg:

David Banks: Celt Seed. Selected Poems, February 2003. 104 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-901993-13-8; ISBN-10 3-901993-13-4
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