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Almanac Book Review: Phil Dimitriadis on Damian Balassone’s ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’

Phil Dimitriadis has followed the emergence of Damian Balassone as a poet since 2008. They have a fair bit in common, as this review essay suggests. ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’ will resonate with those who love words and the game.

Daniel Yammacoona – Poems by Damian Balassone

Regular Knacker Damian Balassone has released Daniel Yammacoona, a collection of his poems.

Beach Footy

Damian Balassone shares a seasonally-appropriate poem from his collection: ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’.

The Nuns of Naples 1984-91

With his usual rapier wit, Damian Balassone cuts to the chase in addressing the death of Diego Maradona.

The Lockdown Poems

Damian Balassone is back with his poetic take on issues ranging from sex in the COVID age via ancient Roman poets to the US presidential election. Cheeky bugger!

Almanac Teams: An African Australian AFL Team

Damian Balassone has been researching a team made up of African Australian footballers who have played at least one AFL game. It’s an exciting combination.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: FPS Match report

Damian Balassone presents The Floreat Pica Society’s match report for Collingwood’s Round 10 match against Sydney.

Eddie Gilbert

A short innings caught in poetry by Damian Balassone – the unlikely contender Eddie Gilbert with quick as lightning pace, the immortally incumbent Don facing.

Robbie Flower at the Western Oval

Damian Balassone has just published a book of poems about footy greats, here’s one about the dazzling Robbie Flower.

Daisy Pearce

Daisy Pearce has returned to the AFLW this season, stamping her class on the competition immediately. Damian Balassone penned these words a couple of years ago but they still ring true today.

Poetry: The Man from Moe

Damian Balassone with a teaser from a forthcoming book of verse.

Who Killed David Hookes?

Damian Balassone pens a thought provoking view of the death of cricketer David Hookes.

Almanac Cricket – Test Team of the 80s

In a moment of sleeplessness, Damian Balassone created a super Test Team for the 1980s. What do you think of his team? Any glaring omissions?

Strange Rain

A punting windfall as expressed by Damian Balassone in his poem.

Virat Kohli

Damian Balassone has a thought or two about Virat Kohli.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: My new umbrella

Despite the weather initially gloomy and the traffic bothersome, Damian Balassone was glad to reach the MCG and see his Pies conquer the Cats for a spot in the preliminary final.

Almanac Cricket – Australia’s Narrowest Test Losses: 1981-2019

Damian Balassone details some depressing Test match losses since 1981 by Australian Test Cricket teams.

Poetry: Footy Memorabilia

A brief verse from Damian Balassone on sacred totems.

Footy Poetry – Hanger

Damian Balassone on Ashley Sampi. A nod to past and present events.

1987 Australian Open Final

Damian Balassone on a tennis great’s unfortunately timed meal of meringue, cream and fruit.