The Naming by Aisyah Shah Idil

The Naming by Aisyah Shah Idil


The Naming by Aisyah Shah Idil is full of surprises as this remarkable debut collection pulls apart the threads of liminality and traces their paths across culture, family, and environment. Shah Idil’s experimental sense provides a transformative frame for an uncompromising lyricism, pushing outwards beyond the pages and prodding at the edges of memory and oblivion. Shah Idil’s poetry is magical and relentless, brimming with love.

Second edition with a new cover. Perfect bound. 52 pages.

ISBN: 9780648147503 

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Praise for The Naming

“Idil’s The Naming is formally ambitious, written at times in Malay, referencing old ‘nonsense jinn stories’ and playing with typography, her poems rarely obey any arbitrary rules of presentation.” - David Dick, Cordite Poetry Review

About the author 

Aisyah Shah Idil is an Australian writer and poet. Her work has been featured in the Islamic Museum of Australia, Language on the Move, Love Haqtually, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Digging Deep Facing Self International anthology. The Naming is her first book.

Read a review of The Naming over at Cordite.

Read a review of The Naming over at Australian Poetry.