Poetry D’Amour: special performance of romantic anthology to be performed at Perth Zoo


Kate Hall, Tineke Van der Eecken, Liana Joy Christensen and Janet Woods Picture: Jon Hewson
Kate Hall, Tineke Van der Eecken, Liana Joy Christensen and Janet Woods Picture: Jon Hewson

LOVED up couples do not need to wait until Valentine’s Day for their next romantic date, with a special night of love poetry at Perth Zoo this weekend.

More than 70 poets have contributed to the romantic new Poetry D’Amour anthology, including Beaconsfield’s Tineke Van der Eecken, Hilton’s Liana Joy Christensen, South Fremantle’s Katie Hall and Janet Woods from O’Connor.

Van der Eecken said the love poetry would be shared in a special event under the stars, where the audience can enjoy live readings and performances from Zainab Syed, Laundry Man and Hall.

“In the time of challenges nothing is more important than to celebrate and treasure love,” she said.

“To recognise it when it comes around, and hear from other people of the diverse ways we experience love in life- from romantic love to love for family, or even our treasured pets, animals and the natural environment.

“All work presented is new and original by Australian and majority local poets and will be performed for the first time at Poetry d’Amour Summer of Love.”

Poetry D’Amour Summer of Love will be held at Perth Zoo’s Japanese Gardens on November 19 from 7pm.

Tickets start from $10 and are available from www.trybooking.com/NLVV.