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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: Bob Craig’s Funeral

In this Tuesday’s poem, Kevin Densley recalls a small, particularly sad funeral he attended (the real name of the deceased has been changed), many years ago, where a notable local sportsman gave a memorable eulogy.

Almanac Music: Romantic Guy

This week’s Friday offering from Kevin Densley concerns a song he wrote, sung, played and recorded in the bedroom of a Geelong mate about thirty-five years ago. The song itself is included with the story behind it. One mate told KD it reminded him of Paul McCartney, another said John Lennon. Almanac listeners – you be the judge!

Almanac Poetry: Ode to Cigarettes Past

In this week’s poem, reformed smoker Kevin Densley looks back on the “golden age” of cigarettes. One issue for readers to decide is how firmly his tongue is in his cheek!

Almanac Food: KD’s Kitchen – Favourite no-longer-available food item. Discuss.

In the latest instalment of KD’s Kitchen, Kevin Densley nominates a favourite food item that is no longer available – and invites Almanac readers to respond with their own.

Almanac Poetry: Mister Vernacular

In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley deals with a range of colourful expressions, many of Australian origin.

Almanac Life: Two blokes walk into a pub (Part 2)

Continuing on from Kevin Densley’s piece this morning, Roger Lowrey gives his side of the summit at the Petrel Hotel in Geelong. (Is this an Almanac version of Rashomon? – Ed)

Almanac Life: Two blokes walk into a pub (Part 1)

In comradely spirit, Kevin Densley and Roger Lowrey joined forces to write a two-part piece about their recent lunch at the Petrel Hotel in Geelong West. Here’s Part 1 from Kevin Densley.

Almanac Poetry: Goodbye Georgie

Legendary footballer, the late George Best, famously said: “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.” This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is an “In Memoriam” piece about the man fellow Almanacker and World Game expert, Roy Hay, called “the Irish wizard”.

Almanac Poetry: Fake Ned

Kevin Densley’s poem concerns a photograph which was at one time verified as being of Ned Kelly, but later proved not to be so.

Almanac Poetry: The Decline of Western Civilisation

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is a short poem about a very big subject. He hopes that readers will find it ‘wonderfully pithy’.

Almanac Poetry: Jack Bradshaw and ‘Lovely’ Riley

This week, it’s ‘back to bushranging’ in the poetry of Kevin Densley – but his subjects, in this instance, Jack Bradshaw and ‘Lovely’ Riley, are not your typical bushrangers. His poem is about the exploits of a pair of oddballs who ‘were more like a bad vaudeville act than a duo to be feared.’

Almanac Poetry: Mickey Mouse’s Cranial Vault

In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley parallels modern American history with the evolution of Mickey Mouse.

Almanac Poetry (and Food): Stargazy Pie

Fish gazing heavenwards out of a pie? Of course! In this poem, Kevin Densley draws on his inner Cornishman (he does have some Cornish ancestry) to describe this unusual dish.

Almanac Poetry: Prince Albert Hotel, Daylesford, Victoria

This Tuesday’s poem from Kevin Densley features the picturesque Central Victorian spa town of Daylesford.

Almanac Book Review – Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin: A Man Between Two Worlds

Kevin Densley recently read Roy Hay’s book on Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin and provides some general impressions.

Almanac Poetry: Semaphore, Adelaide

Some places feel haunted by the past. In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley deals with one such location.

Almanac Poetry: Ghost Train

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is set in the Geelong Show’s sideshow alley when he was a kid. The Ghost Train horror ride existed there among other attractions such as Jimmy Sharman’s Boxing Tent, the Bearded Lady and Vanessa the Undresser.

Almanac Poetry: The Other Side of Bradman (A Response to Geoff Page’s ‘On the Death of a Famous Cricketer’)

Kevin Densley has written a response to Geoff Page’s poem about Don Bradman, ‘On the Death of a Famous Cricketer’.

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.