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


Edited by Ivor Indyk

A Cave, A Palm Tree, A Mountain, A Source

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