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National Treasure Paul Kelly Announces Forthcoming Poetry Book & Tour, ‘Love Is Strong As Death’

Australian music legend Paul Kelly has today announced that he’ll be releasing a new book titled Love is Strong as Death: Poems Chosen by Paul Kelly.

The book features a collection of more than 250 of Paul Kelly’s favourite poems. With a songwriting career that has poetry so deeply embedded within it, his insight and taste is reflected in this deeply reflective collection.

The poems he has chosen come from a variety of authors, like the late Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai, American poet W.H. Auden, William Blake and more.

To celebrate the new release, Kelly will be hitting the road for a short and exclusive run of events, presented by Penguin Live. He will be taking to Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Castlemaine and Melbourne.

During these shows, he will be singing and reciting some of the poems featured in the book that have bought him joy and inspiration throughout his life, and with that, offer some insight as to why he’s included certain poems in this collection.

The book will be officially release on Monday, 18th November.

Check out the dates below.

Penguin Live Presents Paul Kelly on Love is Strong as Death East Coast Tour

Monday, 18th November

Old Museum, Bowen Hills (QLD)

Tickets: Penguin Live

Tuesday, 19th November

Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst (NSW)

Tickets: Penguin Live

Thursday, 21st November

The Street Theatre, Canberra City West (ACT)

Tickets: Penguin Live

Thursday, 28th November

Theatre Royal Castlemaine, Castlemaine (VIC)

Tickets: Penguin Live

Friday, 29th November

The Alex Theatre, St Kilda (VIC)

Tickets: Penguin Live

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