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The Oxford Book of Love Poems is a collection for all lovers of romantic verse. Although there are many kinds of love, the focus of this selection is on attachments with emotional and sexual tensions -- from casual lust to passionate devotion, from the ephemeral to the permanent, from the orthodox to the irregular. Jennifer Strauss has made her selection from over 3,000 collections of verse, as well as numerous literary journals. Alongside much loved lyrics by Oodgeroo, Gwen Harwood, and John Shaw Neilson, we are offered a range of styles and voices, including those of a new generation of Australian poets. This book is intended for readers of Australian verse and literature.