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ISBN-10: 0571365566
ISBN-13: 9780571365562
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 09/07/2021
Dimensions: 7.95" L, 5.91" W, 0.47" H

Auguries of a Minor God

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The debut collection of poetry from a virtuosic, compassionate new voice. Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe’s spellbinding debut poetry collection explores love and the wounds it makes. Its first half is composed of five sections, corresponding to the five arrows of Kama, the Hindu God of Love, Desire and Memory. Each arrow has its own effect on […]

The debut collection of poetry from a virtuosic, compassionate new voice.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe’s spellbinding debut poetry collection explores love and the wounds it makes. Its first half is composed of five sections, corresponding to the five arrows of Kama, the Hindu God of Love, Desire and Memory. Each arrow has its own effect on some body – a very real, contemporary body – and its particular journey of love. The second is a long narrative poem, ‘A is for [Arabs]’, which follows a different kind of journey: a family of refugees who have fled to the West from conflict in an unspecified Middle Eastern country. With an extraordinary structure, yoking abecedarian and Fibonacci sequences, it is a skillful and intimate account of migration and exile, of home and belonging.

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Dazzling, incantatory future poetry. – Jeet Thayil

Eipe is an ardent soul. Her work is youthful and wise, signalling a profound interest in destruction, stillness, healing, joy. – Anne Enright In Auguries of a Minor God, her outstanding debut collection, Eipe sings of joys and wounds felt deeply under the skin . . . [It] is a startling gesture in the face of a threatening world. – Guardian

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Details

ISBN-10: 0571365566
ISBN-13: 9780571365562
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 09/07/2021
Dimensions: 7.95" L, 5.91" W, 0.47" H
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