Strange Game in a Strange Land

Damian Balassone

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ISBN: 9781925927092
Publish Date: 1/11/19
Page Count: 96

A Poetic Celebration of Australian Rules Football

A poetic celebration of Australian Rules Football in all its glorious incarnations, from the tip of Tasmania to the Tiwi Islands, from the opening bounce of the season through to the seagulls descending onto the G at the conclusion of the Big Dance. It’s all in here: the dashing half-back flankers, the crumbing forwards, the desert flyers and the mongrel punts. Damian Balassone casts his eye on the great Australian game with this quirky collection of quatrains and couplets.



About the author:

Damian Balassone's poems have appeared in over 100 publications, most notably in The New York Times. Described as a ‘virtuoso’ by legendary Australian poet Les Murray, he is the author of three volumes of poetry. His love of footy stretches back to 1980 when he sat on his father’s shoulders in the outer of Victoria Park, studying the movements of the Macedonian Marvel.