Neil Astley

Standard Name: Astley, Neil


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Anthologization Jo Shapcott
Neil Astley selected for his anthology Staying Alive, 2002, JS 's poem Goat. She also features in Deryn Rees-Jones 's anthology Modern Women Poets, 2006 (and in its companion critical volume, Consorting...
Anthologization Penelope Shuttle
Three of her poems appeared in Diana Scott 's anthology Bread and Roses, published on 25 November 1982: they were Gone is the Sleeper, Locale, and Maritimes. In 1984 she and...
Health Elizabeth Bishop
She also displayed a number of symptoms of emotional disturbance. Neil Astley 's chronology of her life makes repeated mention of her heavy drinking, beginning as early as 1935. About a decade later she sought...
Publishing Helen Dunmore
Eleven days before she died, HD wrote on her smartphone a poem she called Hold out your arms. She sent it to her publisher, Neil Astley of Bloodaxe, next day.
Kean, Danuta, and Helen Dunmore. “Helen Dunmore’s family reveal poem written in the author’s last days”.
Textual Features Fleur Adcock
Neil Astley , editing Staying Alive, Real Poems for Unreal Times, 2002, included FA 's poignant two-stanza poem The Video, in which a girl-child watches a little sister being born and her father...
Textual Features Gillian Clarke
Four poems selected for a special Welsh issue of the Literary Review, winter 2000-1, illuminate GC 's love of the remote Welsh hillsides (Nobody comes but the postman / and the farmer with...
Textual Features Selima Hill
Again, her poems make up a series with a single speaker: a youngish woman living on a remote farm with practically no social context beyond animals and her mother. When she falls in love it...


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Astley, Neil. “Elizabeth Bishop: A Bibliography; Elizabeth Bishop: Chronology”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, 2002, pp. 175-00.
Astley, Neil, editor. Staying Alive. Bloodaxe Books, 2002.
Astley, Neil, editor. Staying Alive. Miramax, 2003.