Your basket is empty.
The appeal of the random, the accidental, the chance, the unpredictable, except in the case of breakfast, is surely essential and needed for a life to be alive. Patterns can be found later.
So writes Stephanie Radok in HEAT Series 3 Number 5, in an essay about gardening, art-making and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Chance encounters occur often in these pages: between Nöelle Janaczewska’s dramatic appreciation of cheese and art, Jenny Erpenbeck’s things that disappear, a deceptively simple set of stories about friendship by Oliver Driscoll, Mary Jean Chan’s lucid verses of self-expression, an uncanny story by Katharina Volckmer, and Kate Middleton’s biting poems about watching television.
Across poetry and prose, the seven writers featured in HEAT Series 3 Number 5 share singular, often dreamlike, perspectives on appetites, art and nature.
Jenny Erpenbeck (trans. Kurt Beals) Things That Disappear non-fiction
Oliver Driscoll Two Simple Stories About Friendship fiction
Mary Jean Chan from Ars Poetica poetry
Katharina Volckmer Fritz fiction
Kate Middleton Television Poems poetry
Stephanie Radok Under the Bed non-fiction
Noëlle Janascweska Still Life With Cheese non-fiction
Artwork by Jacqueline Rose