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Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published 1999
ISSN 1326-1460


Ivor Indyk

Cover design

Harry Williamson

Text design

Toni Hope-Caten


The cover of HEAT 12 features a quote from St Paul, defining the four elements essential for spiritual contemplation in desert places. The themes of contemplation, and of reduced circumstances, can be traced in many directions in this issue, which features contemporary writing from Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the US and South America, on subjects as diverse as religion and photography, age and poverty, ruins and literary periodicals, love and cultural theory.



Helen Garner – On Being Bad at Reading the Bible
Gustaf Sobin – City of God
Antigone Kefala – Journal II
Abbas El-Zein – Time’s Arrow
Nathaniel Tarn – Small Where Space Is Not
Carolyn Burke – Lee Miller in Hitler’s Bathtub
David Brooks – Camera Obscura
Ursula Krechel – Fake Dismay
Peter Marks – On the Literary Periodical


Igor Gelbak – On Summer and Winter Poverty
Linden Hyatt – The Dancing Child
Peter Seeberg – Three Stories
Anna Couani – The Western Horizon (chapter 11)


Robert Gray, Fay Zwicky, August Kleinzahler, Judith Beveridge, Daisy Zamora, Anthony Lawrence, Javant Biarujia, Gig Ryan, Myron Lysenko, berni m. janssen, Vera Newsom, B.R. Dionysius, Catriona O’Reilly, Peter Boyle

Views & Reviews

Claire Colebrook on The Fateful Question of “Culture”
Dmetri Kakmi on Dimitris Tsaloumas
Hugh Tolhurst on Gig Ryan
Jeffrey Poacher on Gary Catalano
Bev Braune on Dorothy Porter & Jordie Albiston
Peter Minter on Luke Davies
Lyn McCredden on Cronin, Hampton, Westbury and Bateson
David Wheatley on Thomas Kinsella

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