Download the special extended podcast of the full collection of love poems from all our guests.
Broadcast: Saturday 18 February 2012 3:05PM
To celebrate love poetry we asked a number of well-known Australians and members of the general public to name their favourite love poem and tell us why. The result is a fine selection – and quite diverse, everything from Sappho to the Metaphysicals to Hunters and Collectors, with contributions from a playwright, a judge, a paediatrician, a philosopher, a singer/songwriter, an indigenous academic, a film director, actors, a priest, a lord mayor, a fashion designer and many others.
Guests: David Williamson, Father Bob, Helen Caldicott, Toby Schmitz, Peter Singer, Sarah Blasko, Michael Kirby, John Clarke, Mem Fox, Chip Rolley, Marcia Langton, Oonagh Sherrard, Claudia Chan Shaw, Kriv Stenders, Geoff Lemon, Paul Grabowsky, Robert Dessaix, Hugh Sheridan, Kathy Lette, Kate Ceberano, Natasha Stott-Despoja, Clover Moore.
Original music by Oonagh Sherrard
Readers: Humphrey Bower, Helen Morse, and Catherine Milte