Luke Currie-Richardson reads 'That Type of Blak Love' on ABC Radio National

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Poet Luke Currie-Richardson reads his poem 'That Type of Blak Love' as part of ABC Radio National's program The Bookshelf with Kate Evans and Cassie McCullagh

Innovative writing, as a character floats in and out of bodies and cities, in Jennifer Mills' The Airways; surviving the climate change apocalypse, in Jessie Greengrass's The High House; and empathy, trauma and apex predators, in Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves.

Also, poetry from Luke Currie-Richardson and the bookshelf that shaped novelist Sunjeev Sahota.

Cassie is away this week: Kate is joined by broadcaster and journalist Melanie Tait.


Jennifer Mills, The Airways, Picador
Jessie Greengrass, The High House, Swift
Charlotte McConaghy, Once There Were Wolves, Hamish Hamilton
Sunjeev Sahota, China Room, Harvill Secker


Luke Currie-Richardson, poet. ‘Blak Love’ was commissioned by Red Room Poetry for the inaugural Poetry Month this August.
Melanie Tait, journalist and playwright. Her play The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race is published by Currency Press
Sunjeev Sahota, novelist whose latest book is China Room


Richard Flanagan, works
Cecilia Ekbäck , Wolf Winter
Sarah Hall, The Wolf Border
Katherine Rundell, The Wolf Wilder
Sofie Laguna, The Song of Lewis Carmichael
Jo Willett, The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu: Scientist and Feminist
Gareth Williams, Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence; Ethan Frome
Kate Jennings, works
J. L. Carr, A Month in the Country
Anuk Arudpragasam, A Passage North
Damon Galgut, The Promise
Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room
D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers
Frank Kermode, Lawrence


Sarah Blasko, Phantom
Missy Higgins, Everyone's Waiting
Bon Iver, The Wolves
Molly Burch, Wild

Duration: 54min 7sec
Broadcast: Fri 13 Aug 2021, 12:05pm

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Originally published by ABC Radio National