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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: ‘Men of ‘Fifty-Four’

With today the anniversary of The Eureka Stockade, Kevin Densley’s poem reflects upon the thoughts of that by-gone struggle.

Almanac Poetry: The Day I Broke Billy

Many Almanackers will recall running their guts out as kids in Little Athletics. Kevin Densley does, and in this week’s poem he describes his most memorable race.

Almanac Poetry: Souvenir Postcard – Photographed by Mr Henry Poil – Wangaratta, Victoria, April 9 1865

Dead bushranger Dan Morgan on a postcard? Yes, you read that correctly. Kevin Densley explains in his poem this week.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Dealey Plaza, November 22’

With the anniversary of JFK’s assassination, Kevin Densley remembers the event with his poem ‘Dealey Plaza, November 22’.

Almanac Memoir (and Music): Shadow Boxing at The Argyle Hotel

Kevin Densley revives memories of Geelong in 1980 with his band Murmurs at The Argyle Hotel.

Almanac Poetry: Beyond Goyder’s Line, South Australia

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley involves nineteenth century family history, life, loss and heartbreak in the Flinders Ranges region.

Almanac Short Fiction: ‘Brian and His Mum’

Brian was more like a frill-necked lizard than your average teenager … he was also close to his Mum. Kevin Densley describes his short story, ‘Brian and His Mum’, as ‘a very fractured fable’.

Almanac History and Poetry: Two Remembrance Day Offerings

To continue the Remembrance Day theme, we revisit a couple of recent contributions from Kevin Densley, about Capt. Bert James and Capt. Albert Jacka VC.

Almanac Poetry (and Music): ‘Lionheart Summer’

The weather’s getting warmer – summer is approaching. This week’s poem from Kevin Densley, ‘Lionheart Summer’, is about a fondly remembered summer he spent in Adelaide (travelling there from Geelong) as an eighteen-year-old in 1980 … involving his grandmother’s beautifully cool bluestone house in Largs Bay, Test Cricket, the local beer, and a Kate Bush album.

Almanac Food: KD’s Kitchen – The Jaffle

Kevin Densley is back in the kitchen for more culinary delights; this time he is making jaffles.

Almanac Poetry: Cracker Night

Kevin Densley remembers that one night of the year when many parents allowed their kids the recreational use of small, dangerous explosives …

Almanac Poetry: The Quest of the Holy Grail – in a Nutshell

Not quite Monty Python, but certainly not ‘straight’ either, this week’s poem from Kevin Densley concerns the most famous knightly quest of them all.

Almanac Short Fiction: ‘Bostell’s Lager Man’

The opening of Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’, in which Gregor Samsa awakes from uneasy sleep to find himself transformed into a giant bug, receives an unusual twist in this short story from Kevin Densley. Is KD’s piece a strange cautionary tale? An example of ‘the Aussie surreal’? A modern Aesop’s fable with its origins in the brewery? You be the judge.

Almanac Poetry: The Car Chase in Films from Six Different Countries

A poem about cars speeding around six countries and all that entails is the subject of Kevin Densley’s poetry this week.

Almanac Food: KD’s Kitchen – The Napoletana Pizza

What better way to utilise time during Covid-19 than to hone up on one’s culinary skills as Kevin Densley has done.

Almanac Poetry: In a Kelly town museum

In today’s poem, Kevin Densley goes ‘a bit abstract’, to use his own words, with a Ned Kelly theme about going to a museum in Kelly Country as a kid and seeing two particularly interesting artefacts side by side.

Almanac Short Fiction: Floundering

A passage from Kevin Densley on a boy, a fish and the ripples of their brief and frenzied interaction.

Almanac (Local) History: Three Geelong Vignettes

Kevin Densley continues his occasional series of history/memoir prose pieces about his home town, Geelong.

Almanac Poetry: Propinquity

One thousand, nine hundred and forty one years ago – almost to the day, according to some recent research – Mt Vesuvius’s most devastating eruption occurred. This week’s poem from Kevin Densley, ‘Propinquity’ deals with that catastrophe.