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


Edited by Ivor Indyk

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In this issue novelist David Foster argues the benefits of castration while Jann Harry sings of Signior Dildo; Eliot Weinberger writes about the Araki Yasusada hoax, sex objects and the cult of Om; and Javant Biarujia expounds the riches of Taneraic, his very own language.

Mabel Lee introduces the work of the expatriate Chinese novelist and playwright Gao Xingjian, and translates an excerpt from his epic novel Soul Mountain; and Alberto Manguel, author of The History of Reading, discusses death and Robert Dessaix.

There is new poetry by Miroslav Holub, Rosemary Dobson, Dorothy Hewett, Dimitris Tsaloumas, Ken Bolton, Barry Hill, Lauren Williams and Joanne Burns; John Forbes celebrates furniture removals, Fletcher Jones’ trousers and six-stitchers; and in a compelling interview, poets Robert Adamson and Kevin Hart discuss poetry, pastry, algebra and death.

In prose, Antigone Kefala‘s Journal gives a superb evocation of a year overcast by the influence of death, while Chris Wallace-Crabbe offers the journal of a day overflowing with incident, and Anna Couani progresses to chapter 3 of her serial novel The Western Horizon.

The cover of HEAT 4 is designed by Harry Williamson. The text layout is by Toni Hope-Caten. HEAT is edited by Ivor Indyk.


Joanne Burns – Visitations

David Foster – Castration

J.S. Harry – The Earl of Rochester Rides Again

Javant Biarujia – A+B=ESSENCE

Nicolette Stasko – Two Poems

Miroslav Holub – Three Poems

Rosemary Dobson – The Artist, Lecturing

Barry Hill Smith

Eliot Weinberger Three Essays

John Forbes – Three Poems

Dorothy Hewett – The Fox

Georgina Smith – The Hunt

John Kinsella – Wild Radishes

Robert Adamson & Kevin Hart – Two Poems and a Conversation

Martin R. Johnson – Poem

Geoff Page – The Paris End of ’62

Louis Armand – Exodus

Lauren Williams – Encantación

Antigone Kefala – Journal

Chris Wallace-Crabbe – Snips of a Day

Martin Langford – The Suicide

Jennifer Compton – Brick and Blood

Ken Bolton – A Picture

Mabel Lee – Gao Xingjian’s Soul Mountain

Gao Xingjian – From Soul Mountain

Dimitris Tsaloumas – The Quest

Anna Couani – The Western Horizon (chapter 3)

Alberto Manguel – Memento Mori

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