Damian Balassone’s poems and articles have appeared in a variety of Australian and international publications, including The New York Times, Quadrant, Overland, Arena, Eureka Street, Australian Poetry Journal, Reader’s Digest, First Things, Light Poetry Magazine and Lighten Up, as well as being broadcast on ABC Radio and praised in The Age. This page acts as a map for poems published online, as well as providing details of forthcoming publications:
The Galaxy for Our Eyes and 4 other poems in Blackmail Press.
The Attitudes in Light Poetry Magazine (poem of the week).
The Mormon and the Mermaid in Shot Glass Journal.
Jeremiah’s Lament for Josiah in First Things.
The Shell Collector in Tongues of the Ocean.
In Praise of Carbohydrates in The Footy Almanac, originally published in Quadrant.
Toil in The New York Times (about half way down the page).
Song of a Deaf Poet in Eureka Street.
The Last Bison in Green Left Weekly.
The Rainmaker a tribute to Burt Lancaster published in Verse Wisconsin.
The Sportsman or the Scientist? in The Roar. This poem also appears in the anthology And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems.
Friend of the Devil in Stereo Stories.
The Lighthouse in Anansesem, previously published in Footprints.
Daniel Yammacoona is available from Readings Bookstores.
Prince of the Apple Towns is available from Brotherhood Books.
Daniel Yammacoona reviewed at Cordite.
Carnival of Colours at The Asses of Parnassus.
Other poems recently published in print form include:
A Day in the Lie, Tinnitus, The Lotus Looters, Strange Dismissal, The Tears of Spock, Cleopatra, Maps, Bathroom Wars, Accolades for the Acolyte, In Praise of Carbohydrates, The Importance of Religion, The Wooer, Strange Rain, Taylor Swift, The iMirror and The Difference in various editions of Quadrant (chosen by the legendary Les Murray). Poems are available in pixel via the Quadrant pay wall.
Dandaloo in Arena magazine.
The Giant Badgers of Basra in Australian Rationalist in response to a story that giant badgers were roaming the streets of Basra.
The Writer’s New Book in Reader’s Digest.
The Sorrento (1950) in Australian Sea Heritage.
The Last Bison in Deadly Vibe.
The Stonefish in Sea Things (a project commissioned by ABC Radio National and the The Red Room Company). There’s also a short poem by Damian in the Red Room Company initiative The Disappearing (which originally appeared in Haiku Dreaming).
The Flower Girls of Fiji and The Messiah from Moe in Australian Poetry Journal (Sotto).
And for sports fans who lean towards the feats of the mercurial: the 35 greatest goals from the boot of Peter Daicos.