Being Alive: The Sequel to Staying Alive

Neil Astley (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$24.00  $22.08
Publisher
Bloodaxe Books
Publish Date
October 28, 2004
Pages
512
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.2 X 8.4 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781852246754
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About the Author

Neil Astley is the editor and founder of Bloodaxe Books. He has published over 20 other anthologies, most notably the Staying Alive trilogy and three collaborations with Pamela Robertson-Pearce, Soul Food (2007) and the DVD-anthologies In Person: 30 Poets (2008) and In Person: World Poets (2017), as well as two novels, The End of My Tether (Scribner), which was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2002, and The Sheep Who Changed the World (Flambard, 2005). He has lived in the North East since 1975, latterly in Northumberland's Tarset valley.

Reviews

I love Staying Alive and keep going back to it. Being Alive is just as vivid, strongly present and equally beautifully organised. But this new book feels even more alive - I think it has a heartbeat, or maybe that's my own thrum humming along with the music of these poets. Sitting alone in a room with these poems is to be assured that you are not alone, you are not crazy (or if you are, you're not the only one who thinks this way!) I run home to this book to argue with it, find solace in it, to locate myself in the world again.' - Meryl Streep. 'Hopefully, books like this will put poetry back into the mainstream.' - Van Morrison.