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The poems selected are about love. Some also touch on the grief we feel when we lose a loved one. One poem in particular is about the loss of a child. 

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Hosts Ellen van Neerven, Hermina Burns | Music (Intro) Loop Lady - 2. In the Middle by Sally Whitwell; (outro) Black Smoke by Emily Wurramara | Creative Producers Ellen van Neerven, Hermina Burns | Co-producers Mary Crooks AO, Maria Chetcuti, Ally Oliver-Perham | Sound engineer Nicholas Pollock | Recording  Squeak E. Clean Studio, the Voice Plant | Graphic design Aimee Carruthers


  • Porter, Dorothy. 'Why I love your body'. Crete, South Melbourne: Hyland House,1996.
  • Dickinson, Emily. '1731'. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Boston: Little, Brown, 1924
  • Burns, Hermina. 'Considering a long marriage'. Against Separation Creek, Bristlebird Press, 2019.
  • Wright, Judith. 'Stillborn'. Judith Wright: Collected Poems, Angus and Robertson, 1971.
  • Arnold, Josie. 'Patchwork'. Love Laughing among the Trees, Longman Cheshire, 1982.
  • van Neerven, Ellen. "This deadly love". Throat, University of Queensland Press, 2020.