Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

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Neil Astley
Bloodaxe Books, Jan 1, 2002 - American poetry - 496 pages
78 Reviews
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  - Ezgi Çiçek - Goodreads

A wonderful poetry anthology consisting of many carefully curated poems. I read a few pages every night :) I didn't know that poems could make me laugh so much. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to explore different poets and emotions that poetry can invoke. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Traynor - Goodreads

A gift from a decade ago that keeps giving Read full review

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Astley founded Bloodaxe Books in 1978.

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