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A poetic vision of a bohemian artistic world

The Heide Circle was a group of artists gathered around John and Sunday Reed at their property (now a museum of modern art) near Melbourne.

  • Poetry – Heide – PiO – Giramondo, $39.95

Such artists included Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, and Joy Hester, and they have been much written about in recent decades.

  • David McCooey
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

But no-one has written about them in the way PiO writes about them in his new epic poem, Heide, which completes the trilogy begun with 24 Hours (1996) and Fitzroy (2015).

Like those previous works, Heide is vast, digressive, stylistically idiosyncratic, and profoundly interested in the…

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