Auguries of a Minor God (Paperback)
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Auguries of a Minor God (Paperback)

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Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 01/07/2021
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Split between an opening section that makes inspired use of the five arrows of Kama, the Hindu God of Love, and a stunningly realised long narrative poem that confronts issues of refuge and war, Auguries of a Minor God is a luminous work of lyrical craft.

Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2022.

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.

From 'stunning' and 'paralysing' to 'killing' and 'destroying', 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 skilful and intimate account of migration and exile, of home and belonging.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571365562
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 205 x 160 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


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'In Auguries of a Minor God, her outstandingdebut collection, Eipe sings of joys and wounds felt deeply under the skin' - David Wheatley, Guardian

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