Love Poem News
Sunday February 13, 2011Readers responded to our love poetry competition with big hearts and hard heads, writes John Elder.
Saturday March 20, 2010Do climate-change sceptics have the same attitude to other pieces of expert advice? When their car develops a fault and the local mechanic says the brake pads are shot, do they seek a second opinion? And having been told by the second mechanic that, yes, the brake pads are shot, do they then trawl around town until on the 99th visit, they strike a mechanic who says "no, the brake pads are fine"? And then driving at high speed up the F3, do they entrust their lives to this last opinion?
Wednesday September 9, 2009Romantic love has never been less fashionable in Australian fiction, writes Matt Buchanan.
Monday December 15, 2008WHEN Dorothy Porter was first having treatment for cancer four years ago she wrote a poem called Charles Baudelaire's Grave. Its first line reads: How do you bury poet?
Sunday August 31, 2008'LET him kiss me with kisses of his mouth." The Song of Songs is passionate. It is erotic. It celebrates human sexuality and carries desire to the limits of language. But why is it in the Bible? Neither God nor His people are mentioned in this ancient poem of love, yet the Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva famously proclaimed: "If all sacred writings are holy, then the Song of Songs is the holy of holies."
Thursday August 21, 2008WITH T-shirts already describing her as "steaming hot Rice" and author Robert Drewe confessing to "Speedo-esque fantasies concerning zippers" in a salacious love poem, Olympic glamour girl Stephanie Rice is a marketer's dream.
Friday February 10, 2006Violets are blue. Bad love poems make you hurl. Alicia Wood reports.
Tuesday December 20, 2005Love and Peace & Friendship Nanushka, Jane Curry Publishing, $18.95 each These two small paperbacks are full of beautiful poems that capture the exhilaration and terror of love and the treasure that is friendship.
Saturday April 2, 2005Next week two "boring old gits" are getting hitched, and it's a real love story, writes James Button.
Monday September 13, 2004MOST 10-year-old boys would shy away from expressing their love for their grandmother in the midst of a crowded shopping centre.
Saturday August 21, 2004Luke Davies last night won The Age Book of the Year. Jason Steger reports on a writer's poetic inspiration.
Saturday August 21, 2004Luke Davies says the inspiration for his latest book of poetry, Totem, was a gift from the gods. In a trice, he understood what the work would be in its entirety in 1999. Totem, one long, intense love poem and 40 shorter ones, was published to loving reviews about four years later.
Saturday July 31, 2004TWO days after an underground explosion killed 14 Appin coalminers in 1979, Ray Hallam sat down at his kitchen table and wrote a poem.
Saturday January 11, 2003Book review: A LOVE SUPREME: THE CREATION OF JOHN COLTRANE'S CLASSIC ALBUM, By Ashley Kahn, Granta, $49.95