Join singer, songwriter and national treasure Paul Kelly and musician Alice Keath for an afternoon of live poetry and song, as they recite and sing a selection of poems from Love Is Strong as Death: Poems chosen by Paul Kelly, a lovingly curated tome spanning centuries. Featuring more than 300 works from a range of ancient and modern authors, the deeply moving anthology speaks to the themes that have proven so powerful in Paul’s own music: love, death and everything in between. Paul discusses his new collection and reflects on how poetry has influenced his life and music.

Presented by ARA.

Paul Kelly (Australian)

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978 — more than thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written music for film and theatre. In 2010, he published a 'mongrel memoir', How to Make Gravy, and in 2019 an anthology of poetry, Love is Strong as Death. His most recent album is Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds.

Alice Keath (Australian)

Alice Keath

Alice Keath is a songwriter, composer, performer and broadcaster. As one half of duo Sweet Jean, Alice has released two albums, and toured throughout Australia and internationally. She has worked as a composer and sound designer for theatre and dance, and received several scholarships relating to music and broadcasting. She currently presents Beethoven 250, Saturday Baroque and Sunday Afternoons on ABC Classic.