James Harpur has had four poetry collections published by Anvil Press: A Vision of Comets (1993), The Monk's Dream (1996), Oracle Bones (2001) and The Dark Age (2007). Anvil have also published his Fortune's Prisoner, a translation of the poems of Boethius. In addition, he has published a sequence of religious poems called The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea (Wild Goose, 2008). His prose publications include Love Burning in the Soul (Shambhala, 2005), an introduction to the Christian mystics. After studying Classics and English at university, he taught English on the island of Crete then worked as a lexicographer. He is now a freelance writer.