Search Results for: Kevin Densley

Almanac Book Reviews: ‘Sacredly Profane’ – Kevin Densley’s poetry collection

Col Ritchie reviews Kevin Densley’s recent poetry collection ‘Sacredly Profane’.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Sacredly Profane’ – a new collection by Kevin Densley

Congratulations to Kevin Densley on his new collection of poems ‘Sacredly Profane’. Read more in this post.

Almanac Poetry: 6 Canterbury Street

This week’s poem, according to Kevin Densley, is ‘mainly about loneliness’.

Almanac Poetry: Fragments from the Lives of the Bushrangers

Be they tenacious troubadours or terrors of townsfolk, Kevin Densley has captured fleeting moments of several bushrangers in his latest, as yet unpublished, poem.

Almanac Poetry: Mirror

One aspect of this week’s poem from Kevin Densley is the idea that looking at something can turn it into something else.

Almanac Poetry: To Deirdre of My Sorrows

‘Throw Irish myth and a painful, long-remembered youthful dalliance together and this might be what comes out,’ – Kevin Densley in relation to this Monday poem.

Almanac Poetry: Contemplation upon the Death Mask of Alban Berg

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley tells the beautiful story behind the final work of Austrian twentieth century composer, Alban Berg.

Almanac Poetry: Hooray for Hollywood

What are so many TV and movie stars of yesteryear doing now? Kevin Densley paints a picture.

Almanac Poetry: Death 101

One of the twentieth century’s best poets is Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), according to Kevin Densley. In this poem, he reflects upon her late work, much of which seems to point to her tragic end.

Almanac Poetry: Elsternwick Gothic

This Monday’s poem from Kevin Densley is set in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick, where the skies can suddenly turn strange and other-worldly.

Almanac Poetry: John Keats Was Right

In this week’s offering, Kevin Densley takes as his inspiration a line from ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, an iconic poem by one of the greatest poets in the English language, John Keats. [You should see what was left out of this excerpt – Ed]

Almanac Poetry: Manly Ferry in Thunderstorm

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is drawn from a frightening experience he had when last in Sydney, in 1997.

Almanac Book Review: The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney

With Paul McCartney touring locally (for possibly the last time) Kevin Densley’s review of the music man’s monumental, two-volume boxed set, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present is being reprised. Get Back to the words behind the songs before Macca and friends become a Band on the Run home.

Almanac Poetry: Painterly

In this poem, Kevin Densley writes about the beautiful colour that the sky sometimes turns after a thunderstorm.

Almanac Poetry: Two Portraits

This week’s poem by Kevin Densley was inspired by two photos on a wall in a mate’s house, as well as by lines from the Joni Mitchell song, ‘Woodstock’.

Almanac Poetry: In the Manner of C. P. E. Bach

Kevin Densley’s poem today is about getting Bach to basics; Johann Sebastian Bach had twenty children from two wives. A number of his sons also became famous musicians, of those this mentions three.

Almanac Poetry: Beautiful Submerged Things

Women, painting, literature, theatre and drowning make for a heady waterlogged mix in this week’s poem by Kevin Densley.

Almanac Poetry: Love Me Tonight

For this week’s poem, Kevin Densley has delved into his archives and found one in which, to use his own words, he ‘channels someone like Sir Les Patterson’. [Contains mature themes]

Almanac Poetry: Not Really ‘In Memoriam’

This week’s poem by Kevin Densley concerns the ‘In Memoriam’ genre. He has delved into his archives to find a poem that suggests the question: do we always need to praise the dead? Is sincerity more important than an imitation of flattery?

Almanac Poetry: Fiona, Me, and the Moon

Jerry Seinfeld may have said the following about this week’s poem from Kevin Densley: ‘Hey, what’s the deal with the moon? What’s it doing up there?’