Round 18 – Haiku Bob: slammed shut

Haiku Bob found similarities between the current Covid situation and the performance of Collingwood in Round 18.

Almanac History: Almanacs Through The Ages

In this Friday’s column, KD presents a very short history of almanacs in words and images.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Scratchy Greys’

Awaking from the stupor of deep sleep can leave the mind with the fear of dread as Tommy Mallet’s poem ‘Scratchy Greys’ implies.

Almanac Poetry: Sickle Moon

This Monday’s poem from Kevin Densley looks in detail at the sickle (or crescent) moon – compared to its gibbous and full cousins, it is found wanting!

Almanac Memoir and Music: Slade Forever!

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh, Slaaaaaaaaaaaade! In this Friday’s column, KD celebrates UK rockers Slade, a favourite band of his early teen years.

Almanac Poetry: ‘The Irish Girl’ Part 3 – Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet’s epic poem ‘The Irish Girl’ comes to its conclusion in Part 3. Does Tommy stay, or does he go? [Warning: mature themes are contained in the poem – Ed.]

Almanac Poetry: Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘The Conjurer’ (c. 1502)

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley concerns Hieronymus Bosch’s famous painting and how foolish people can be.

Almanac Food: KD’s Kitchen – The Anchovy: Èlite Piscine Performer

Who loves anchovies? Who loathes them? There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to this salty little fish. In this week’s instalment of KD’s Kitchen, Kevin Densley argues strongly on the side of these who are fans.

Almanac Poetry: ‘The Irish Girl’ Part 2 – Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet’s epic poem of life and love ‘The Irish Girl’ continues with Part 2 this week. [Reader Alert: Please note the poem contains mature themes. – Ed.]

Almanac Poetry: The Local Mayor Launches a Literary Magazine

Some book and magazine launches can be ok; some excruciating. This week’s poem by Kevin Densley depicts an example of the latter. (Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental. Contains minor strong language.)

Almanac Memoir (and Music): The Last Time

In this Friday’s piece, KD looks at ‘last times’, both personal and those more broadly historical in nature.

Jake Lever Leaving

‘Jake Lever Leaving’, a poem from Damian Balassone, reflects the despair when a favourite footballer leaves the club.

Almanac Poetry: ‘The Irish Girl’ Part 1 – Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet has written an epic poem in three major parts telling the tale of a relationship and all its many vicissitudes. Enjoy Part 1 of ‘The Irish Girl’. [Editor’s warning: mature themes are contained in the poem]

Almanac Poetry: Sea Horse

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is about childhood, beauty and loss.

Almanac Fashion: Colac ‘Ready-To-Wear’

This week, in his regular Friday column, KD discusses his idea for a new fashion line, mainly inspired by Colac and Picasso.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: ‘Opportunity’ – Bill Wootton

Bill Wootton’s footy poem ‘Opportunity’ reflects a split second decision that should have won Collingwood the Anzac Day clash against Essendon in 1995.

Almanac Poetry: ‘The Theys’ – Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet’s poem ‘The Theys’ considers a prospective death and the issues surrounding it.

Almanac Poetry: The Poem of My Enemy Has Not Been Anthologised

According to Kevin Densley, what was his motivation for this week’s poem? ‘Sometimes a poet just needs to vent!’

Almanac Memoir: Geelong with All Five Senses

This week, KD’s Friday column is a pastiche of Geelong memories, involving all five senses – it features Geelong’s most iconic building, possibly the best meat pie ever, and 3GL’s VFL football broadcasts of Geelong matches.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Grip’ – Tommy Mallet

Tough as old gumboots, too strong to die, his ‘grip’ is maintained. Another poem from Tommy Mallett.