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


Ivor Indyk

Cover design

Harry Williamson

Text design

Toni Hope-Catten


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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