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HEAT Series 3 Number 8

112 pages
21 x 14.8 cm
Published April 2023
ISBN 9781922725073
ISSN 1326-1460
Epub 9781922725721
Epdf 9781922725738


Alexandra Christie


Jenny Grigg

HEAT Series 3 Number 8

Some things have nothing in common until you put them together, says artist and collector Patrick Pound about his series of found photographs in our latest issue. The writers in HEAT Series 3 Number 8 seem similarly drawn to overlooked meaning. In ‘Shopping’, a short story by Katerina Gibson, a young arts worker in Melbourne overcomes an obsession with designer clothing. The late Hong Kong writer Xi Xi, in a work of autobiographical fiction, processes a cancer diagnosis. Essayist Cameron Hurst finds herself attending a meeting of the Victorian Spiritualists’ Union after reading Henry Handel Richardson. And poets Judith Beveridge and Paul Muldoon transform unassuming animals, people and places into singular moments.


Xi Xi (trans. Jennifer Feeley) Mourning a Breast  prose
Judith Beveridge  Animal Poems  poetry
Patrick Pound  Air Heading Right  art
Cameron Hurst  Send Me a Sign?  prose
Katerina Gibson  Shopping  prose
Paul Muldoon  Three Poems  poetry

Frontispiece by Julie Rrap

From the issue


HEAT Series 3 Number 8
April 2023
Emily was aware she had a problem, but it was a good, distracting problem from the more real, emotionally crippling problem of being in love with her boss. In the last few months, however, her shopping obsession had reached new problematic highs.
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Send Me a Sign?

HEAT Series 3 Number 8
April 2023
The medium is a woman in her sixties, with long, thin, blonde hair stretched back into a ponytail. She rises from her chair and moves to the centre of the stage. Energy in the room shifts immediately. Everyone goes still and silent and sits up slightly taller in their white plastic chairs.
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