The edges and voices of silence in Kevin Hart's Wicked Heat

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This essay explores Kevin Hart's 1999 volume Wicked Heat, noting the silences and low sounds that thread their way through the book. This theme of silence, with its attending edges, is important for a study of Hart's work, offering a window onto three of the major thematic strands that run through Hart's poetry as a whole: the world as it is given to the senses, those impossible and exquisite relationships of desire and loss, and the spectre of the absent deity who is 'Always about to pull the darkness back'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-208
Number of pages16
JournalSoutherly: a review of Australian literature
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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