‘Poetry is deep play. It’s comfort. It’s challenge. Just like a friend.’ Paul Kelly
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The next book the club will read is Love is Strong as Death, a collection of favourite poems chosen by legendary singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. The poems range from Shakespearean sonnets to contemporary verse, from works by Australian poets to translated literature, and from pithy one-liners to excerpts from epic narratives. These works speak to the great themes of literature that have proven so powerful in Paul Kelly’s music: love and death – and everything in between. This wide-ranging and deeply moving anthology will challenge, uplift and encourage you to make poetry a lifetime friend.
Paul will join writer, editor and all-round book-lover Jaclyn Crupi for the conversation, making this an incredible opportunity to engage with one of Australia’s most popular singer-songwriters and explore the poetry that has brought him joy and inspiration throughout his life.
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‘Kelly swims in an ocean of words. He loves them. This is surely a huge part of his genius as a songwriter. It also makes this anthology such a wonderful experience.’ The Sydney Morning Herald
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