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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.

Almanac Conundrum: What’s In A Name?

Kevin Densley (pronounced Denz-ley) has a Sunday question for you: do people muck up your name, and if so, how?

Almanac (World) Cinema: The Feature Films of Iceland

For a country with a small population, Iceland has produced an impressive number of high quality films. Kevin Densley is an enthusiast, and here presents an excellent primer on the cinema of fire and ice.

Almanac Poetry: Thumbnail Sketch of the Great Roy Orbison

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley is about the Big O, Roy Orbison – the Caruso of Rock.

Almanac Poetry Reflection: A Poem with Personal Significance (Discuss)

Kevin Densley invites Almanackers to share poems which have had an abiding presence in their lives, just as one by Gerard Manley Hopkins has stayed with him over the decades.

Almanac Poetry: Captain Albert Jacka, VC, MC and Bar

Albert Jacka VC, MC and Bar is the subject of Kevin Densley’s poetry this week.

Almanac Memoir: Dankness on the Edge of Town

Who was that band? Kevin Densley tries to remember the name of the band who sang ‘Varicose Veins’ at a Geelong gig in 1981.

Almanac Poetry: Elvis Presley’s Late Cheeseburger Period

A sad end to the King. Elvis Presley, cheeseburgers, guns, and death as told in verse by Kevin Densley.

Almanac Cinema: Australia’s Best Film? (Discuss)

Kevin Densley nominates his favourite Australian film, and invites all Almanac readers to share their favourites.

Almanac Poetry: The Wilful Murder of Constable Samuel Nelson

Kevin Densley shares his poetry for the week – this time it’s a dive back to a 19th century Australian gang scenario, as well as a link to a review of his own poetry collection.

Almanac History: The Plaza Theatre, Geelong

Kevin Densley remembers a night at Geelong’s now departed Plaza Theatre, which by the 1970’s had become known as the ‘flea pit’.

Almanac Poetry: Young Björn Encounters Sigrid

Kevin Densley shares his poetry via mixed-media this week; he also concedes that he did watch a lot of “late night World Movies” in the early days of SBS!

Almanac History: Captain Bert James, R.A.F. (1895-1918)

Kevin Densley remembers his relative, Captain Bert James RAF whose life was tragically cut short in a flying accident during WW1.