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Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published 1998
ISSN 1326-1460


Edited by Ivor Indyk

HEAT 7 introduces the poetry of the Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun, and offers a foretaste of Murray Bail‘s long-awaited new novel Eucalyptus. In a series of essays on heroes (and villains) Evelyn Juers writes on Janis Joplin, Simon Petch on Elvis Presley, Inga Clendinnen on Norman Mailer and Jack Ruby, and Alberto Manguel remembers his Argentinian school-friends, and the teacher responsible for their disappearance. There is a feature on the poet John Anderson, who died last year, and an essay on grief by Gail Jones.

George Alexander takes on the art critic Robert Hughes; the British poet Simon Armitage writes about his childhood travels with his father, a used-tyre buyer; and John Vallance explores the whackiness of Aristotle’s Problems.

There is new fiction from Greece, Australia and the Czech Republic, and new poetry by Robert Adamson, Ania Walwicz, James Tate, Eugenio Montejo, Vivian Smith, Cassie Lewis, Deborah Staines, Antigone Kefala, Sylvia Fischerová, Cassie Lewis, Eric Beach, Susan Hawthorne, Peter Kirkpatrick and others, as well as graphics by Denis Mizzi and photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou and Robert Colvin.

Tomaž Šalamun – Four Poems

Murray Bail – from Eucalyptus

John Vallance – Aristotle’s Problems

Simon Armitage  – The Tyre (essay and poem)

Heroes and Villains

Evelyn Juers – Janis Joplin

Simon Petch – The King and I

Polixeni Papapetrou – Elvis Immortal

Inga Clendinnen – Norman Mailer Meets Jack Ruby

Alberto Manguel – In Memoriam


Rhea Galanaki – Things Invisible and Visible (translated from the Greek by Alexandra Büchler)

Ewald Murrer – End of the Circle (translated from the Czech by Howard Sidenberg)

Anna Couani – The Western Horizon (chapter 6)

Views & Reviews

Geczy on Brooks, Skrzynecki on Lehmann, Henry on Holub, Page on Szymborska, Kakmi on Anderson, Dowling on Carey, Patton on Day, Indyk on Alexander


Deborah Staines, Peter Minter, Robert Adamson, Antigone Kefala, Sylvia Fischerová, Cassie Lewis, James Tate, Jason Whitmarsh, Nick Ascroft, Ania Walwicz, Eugenio Montejo, Peter Kirkpatrick, Vivian Smith, Eric Beach, Susan Hawthorne


Denis Mizzi – Pataphysical Images

Robert Colvin