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After the runaway success of poetry anthology Staying Alive, from which a performance was staged at Lakeside in May, its sequel Being Alive is hot off the press in October. This is a unique chance to meet the Editor of both anthologies, Neil Astley, founder of Bloodaxe Books, and poet David Constantine, winner of the European Translation Prize, whose work is described as "tender and desperate". Both will read poems from Being Alive and talk about the ethos of these books: poetry to touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit.