The Weightlifter Retires

With the Olympics in mind, Damian Balassone has a quick and pertinent poem for the reader’s contemplation.

Jake Lever Leaving

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

Naughty Poems

Damian Balassone has come up with a collection of ‘naughty poems’ to titillate readers.

The Half-Back Flankers

‘The Half Back Flankers’ is a poem from Damian Balassone’s recent publication, ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’.

Almanac Reviews: These Treasures – Old Dog on the joy of a book

Find out why Damian Balassone’s recent book, ‘A Strange Game in a Strange Land’ is a treasure trove of delights for Matt Zurbo.

Marvel

We’re lucky enough to witness a second generation Daicos these days and those of us fortunate enough to have seen both players will enjoy this poem about the original marvel by Damian Balassone.

Super Duper

Another terrific footy poem from Damian Balassone; Super Duper, Bruce Duperouzel.

Almanac Book Review: Phil Dimitriadis on Damian Balassone’s ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’

Phil Dimitriadis has followed the emergence of Damian Balassone as a poet since 2008. They have a fair bit in common, as this review essay suggests. ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’ will resonate with those who love words and the game.

Robbie Flower at the Western Oval

Damian Balassone has just published a book of poems about footy greats, here’s one about the dazzling Robbie Flower.

1987 Australian Open Final

Damian Balassone on a tennis great’s unfortunately timed meal of meringue, cream and fruit.

Almanac Teams – The Last of the Bruces?

At the suggestion of Almanacker and Collingwood fellow-traveller, Damian Balassone, Phil Dimitriadis was given the challenge of coming up with a team of Bruces, and here it is.

The Gambler at the Guillotine

Damian Balassone’s latest offering provides a cutting edge view of the perils of the punt.

Strange Game in a Strange Land

Poet Damian Balassone delivers us another beautiful footy poem.

My Favourite Helen

Only one Helen can top the list in poet Damian Balassone’s opinion…

Johnny Warren’s Wig

The latest whimsy from Damian Balassone on Johnny Warren’s Wig.

The Night Footballer

Whimsy from our Poet at the Desk, Damian Balassone.

Cricket Caste System

Some cricket poetry from our Poet at the Desk, Damian Balassone.

Alex Fasolo

Damian Balassone accurately portrays the inaccurate Alex Fasolo….

Daniel Yammacoona – Poems by Damian Balassone

Regular Knacker Damian Balassone has released Daniel Yammacoona, a collection of his poems.