Being Alive is the sequel to Neil Astley’s Staying Alive, which became Britain’s most popular poetry book because it gave readers hundreds of thoughtful and passionate poems about living in the modern world. Now he has assembled this equally lively companion anthology for all those readers who’ve wanted more poems that touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit. Being Alive is about being human: about love and loss, fear and longing, hurt and wonder.
This bestselling anthology series, which also includes Being Human (2011) and Staying Human (2020), is the stand-out anthology series of contemporary international poetry. What better place to start your poetry journey?!
Date: 28th October 2004
Extent: 512 pp