Staying alive: real poems for unreal times

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Bloodaxe, Jan 1, 2002 - Poetry - 496 pages
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Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.

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User Review  - Piper Draconi - Goodreads

I've never really been into poetry. I picked this book out on a whim; it was sitting on a shelf of discarded books, at my local library. The poems in this book sucker punched me, with full force in the gut and mind with prose plucked out of the depths of raw human emotions. Read full review

Review: Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

User Review  - Nicholas Stewart - Goodreads

I don't read alot of poetry (which I should considering I pretend I can write poetry). For people like me, this book is a godsend. Contains such a wonderful range of poetry, and has encouraged me to read up on the several poets I have come across. Great idea. Read full review


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