I must first thank the author for taking his time to thank the reader. It sounds silly, and is a small, often overlooked detail, but I feel he deserves credit for acknowledging something that other authors fail to recognise: readers are just as much a part of a book's success as its contents. Speaking of contents, there is a beautiful sense of 'us'; that forms, as the title suggests, the foundation of the anthology; that carries you from one page to the next. Although the work is semi-autobiographical, there is not one poem I failed to relate to - whether or not I've been through a similar situation. Watkins's work is personal but non-exclusive. I find poetry a difficult thing to share, particularly if it's autobiographical. Expressing your inner self, thoughts and feelings - telling the world I am vulnerable. I am human - takes great courage and is something I probably would never be able to do. You. Are. Not. Alone. has touched my heart and helped me feel less, well, alone. --GoodReads
Related to so many of these stories and came close to tears. --Facebook
Beautiful poems --GoodReads
About the Author
About the author: Watkins studied 'Animal Behaviour' for three years at Aberystwyth University (Wales), before graduating in 2014 with Honors, after earning a 1st Class mark for his final year thesis, where he explored the development of personality in humans, and non-humans. About the author's work: Watkins presents himself to you (the reader), allowing you into his life, sharing his thoughts and feelings and takes you through his journey of incredible highs, to the lows; through the finding and experiencing of love, to the loss of it. His hope and aim for his work, is for you to be able to connect with his work, and find comfort in the fact that what you are going through, you are not alone. In a sense, he is offering out his hand to you, to guide you through what you are going through. This running theme can be found in all of his works.