Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

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Neil Astley
Bloodaxe Books, Jan 1, 2002 - American 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  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Read full review

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My favorite anthology of contemporary poems. Read full review


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Astley founded Bloodaxe Books in 1978.

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