The Authors of the Dangerous Book

This epic poem, which took Jay Ramsay four years to complete,was a collaboration between him and Martin Palmer. The two friends have worked on translation projects for more than twenty years - their first joint book being the Chinese Daoist classic Tao Te Ching published in 1993. It has since become a classic work of its genre.


Jay Ramsay speaking at one of his many poetry recitals. Jay is author of more than 40 books of poetry, non-fiction, and translation. He is in private practice as a psychotherapist, dividing his time between Devon, Stroud and London.

Sadly Jay Ramsay passed away at the end of 2018 after successfully launching The Dangerous Book. He died peacefully just after Christmas in his new home in Devon.


Martin Palmer, as well as being an expert on understanding the Bible, is a tireless worker on behalf of the environment, a cause for which he travels constantly to bring people together in protecting nature.


Martin is the author of over 30 books and is a theologian, author, broadcaster, environmentalist, historian of world religions and translator of classical Chinese. He lives near Bath.