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Auguries of a Minor God by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe

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

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist.

Born in India, she grew up across the Middle East, Europe and North America before calling Ireland home.

Founder of the Play It Forward Fellowships, she serves as poetry editor at Skein Press and Fallow Media, contributing editor for The Stinging Fly and an advisory board member of Ledbury Poetry Critics Ireland.

She is the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland and the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Student Award.

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.

Auguries of a Minor God
by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe
Publisher: ‎ Faber & Faber
September 7, 2021
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 120 pages
ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 0571365566
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0571365562
£10.99

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