Almanac Poetry: Beautiful Submerged Things

Women, painting, literature, theatre and drowning make for a heady waterlogged mix in this week’s poem by Kevin Densley.

Almanac Poetry: said hamlet

Early in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Hamlet says: “I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.” … Huh?

To trade or not to trade: Shakespeare’s hot take on the Gibbs non-deal

Every man and his Bard has an opinion on the trade period these days

From Paul Kelly’s Facebook: “Sonnet to a New Sherrin”

There’s very little that compares for Aussie rules lovers than the smell and the feel of a brand new Sherrin. Paul Kelly, legend of Australian music, posted a beaut entry on his Facebook page; poetry inspired by a new season. [Poem gratefully reproduced here for Footy Almanac readers – Ed.]

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Shakespeare had it all sorted out 500 years ago. Fate, destiny, hubris and tragedy – all mixed up in a poisonous brew. Peter Baulderstone presents the Tragedy of Macbeth – adapted for the modern age of professional sport.