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Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published 1997
ISSN 1326-1460


Edited by Ivor Indyk

HEAT 3 is strong on poetry, and includes new poems by Charles Simic, Selima Hill, Peter Porter, Gig Ryan, Adam Aitken and Dorothy Porter, Jennifer Maiden‘s poetic meditation “The Case of the Dalmatian Diamond”, Diane Fahey‘s rewriting of the Brothers Grimm; Fay Zwicky‘s tribute to the late Allen Ginsberg, “Groundswell for Ginsberg”, and Kris Hemensley‘s discussion of his debt to British poetry.

The introductory essay to La Vitesse de libération, a new work by Paul Virilio, the French philosopher of the new “spaces”, is presented in a translation by Julie Rose; there is a feature on the Greek Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis, with an essay on his work by Vrasidas Karalis, and translations by Karalis and Antigone Kefala; Diana Conroy offers a lyrical account of the excavation of Aphrodite’s theatre at Paphos; and Simon Petch focusses on Norman Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song in a discussion of the relationship between literature and the law. In his essay “My Mother’s House”, John Hughes presents a fitting sequel to his “Essay on Forgetting” in HEAT1.

In fiction, Brian Castro‘s Nightsafe Area presents a dramatic monologue spoken by a crippled Vietnamese immigrant who haunts the stations of the city’s underground, and Anna Couani provides the second instalment of her serial novel The Western Horizon.


Adam Aitken – Hotel Esperanza

Charles Simic – Three Poems

Paul Virilio – Open Sky (Translated by Julie Rose)

Jennifer Maiden – The Case of the Dalmatian Diamond

Brian Castro – Nightsafe Area

Gig Ryan – Four Poems

Selima Hill – Three Poems

Julia Casterton – If Lions Could Speak to Us

Diane Fahey – Jorinda and Joringel

John Hughes – My Mother’s House

Nora Krouk – He Slipped and Fell

Andrew McDonald – The Point, However

Pete Spence – From Abregement

John Anderson – Two Poems

Emma Lew – The Last Colours

Tony Elias – A Garden

Dorothy Porter Death of the Poet

Diana Wood Conroy from an Excavation Diary

Odysseas Elytis – Poems (Tr Vrasidas Karalis and Antigone Kefala)

Vrasidas Karalis – Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996)

Robert Gray – The Panther (R.M. Rilke)

Thomas Shapcott – Notes by a Lector and Translations

Peter Porter – Two Poems

Fay Zwicky – Groundswell for Ginsberg

Simon Petch – The Untold Stories of the Law

Andy Kissane – The Operation

Dipti Saravanamuttu – Two Poems

Michael Sharkey – From Dead Reckoning

Anna Couani – The Western Horizon (continued)

Kris Hemensley – The Whole House

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