Between the Leaves
Episode six: Love
“Love can do all but raise the dead”
Poems on love, desire and loss selected by Ellen van Neerven and Hermina Burns. Special guest: Andrea Goldsmith.
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. If this raises any issues for you, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit our website for a full list of support services.
Ellen van Neerven
Poems (in order of appearance)
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.
Hosts Ellen van Neerven, Hermina Burns
Co-producers Mary Crooks AO, Maria Chetcuti, Ally Oliver-Perham
Sound engineer Nicholas Pollock
Graphic design Aimee Carruthers