Damian Balassone’s poems and articles have appeared in a variety of Australian and international publications, including Quadrant, Overland, Arena, Eureka Street, Australian Poetry Journal, Reader’s Digest, Light 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.
Donna’s Doonas in Light Poetry Magazine (America’s oldest and best-known journal of light verse).
The Mormon and the Mermaid in Shot Glass Journal.
The Shell Collector in Tongues of the Ocean.
In Praise of Carbohydrates in The Footy Almanac, originally published in Quadrant.
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.
Other poems recently published in print form include:
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.
Judas and Jezebel in The Mozzie.
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.