Neil Astley

Neil Astley is a British publisher, editor, and writer, best known for founding Bloodaxe Books in 1978. His work in the literary community has been influential, particularly in the field of poetry, where he has championed a diverse range of voices and styles. Astley has also edited several anthologies of poetry, including 'Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times' which has been highly acclaimed.


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  1. 1. Staying Alive

    "Staying Alive" is a comprehensive anthology of contemporary poetry that explores the human condition and our shared experiences. The compilation features a diverse range of voices and styles from poets around the globe, with a particular focus on works that reflect on life's trials, tribulations, and triumphs. Through the power of poetry, the book seeks to inspire, provoke thought, and provide comfort, making it a relatable and accessible read for both poetry enthusiasts and newcomers alike.