New Contrast Issue 186


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In this issue:


  • The Proust Questionnaire: Gilbert Gibson
  • In Search of a Sculpture’s Soul: Interview with Maureen Quin by David Griessel


  • Joan Hambidge, Montserrat Caballé
  • Susan Castillo Street, Gomera / Joined
  • Noah Swinney, Ring Like a Roman Candle / At Rock-Pools
  • Arja Salafranca, On the Third Birthday / Green Tea Morning
  • Basil du Toit, Studies in the Resurrection of the Body / War Poet / In the Swash Zone
  • Hugh McMillan, My Mother’s Kitchen
  • Angelique Thomas, There is Always a Dog Barking in my Neighbourhood
  • Harry Owen, Paula / Poem after the Poem / Tubifex Tubifex
  • Jean Wallace McKeown, Whale
  • Michelle Naudé, Lady Macbeth / Astralbody
  • Christiaan Naudé, Nagskade
  • Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Dung Beetles
  • Kelwyn Sole, Farm
  • Sibusiso Ernest Masilela, Open Letter / Auto-Pilot
  • Thobeke Ndlebe-September, Inkosazana / Oyena Mfo Ndimthandayo Stephen Symons, Thames Dusk / Reading Amichai
  • Gilbert Gibson, engela, et al


  • Luke Percy, Sangoma
  • Tebello Mzamo, Tuned Out
  • Alistair Mackay, Fever Tree
  • Melissa Gow, Mr Mokoena’s Ocean

Artworks and Other

  • Maureen Quin, Hunted / The Ultimate Sacrifice / Pieta / Chase II
  • Notes from a Bibliophile: Views and Reviews from Tony Ullyatt


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