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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Naming
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'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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (2nd ed.).

Notes

  • Chapbook.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Subbed In , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 3299404415904080854.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: Chapbook
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 September 2017.

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Subbed In , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 8837315838376862241.png
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 52p.p.
      Edition info: 2nd ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2019.
      ISBN: 9780648147503

Works about this Work

May in Poetry Autumn Royal , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , May 2018;

— Review of Brink Jill Jones , 2017 selected work poetry ; The Naming Aisyah Shah Idil , 2017 selected work poetry ; Subtraction Fiona Hile , 2016 selected work poetry ; Walk Back Over Jeanine Leane , 2018 selected work poetry
David Dick Reviews Emily Crocker, Allison Gallagher and Aisyah Shah Idil David Dick , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 84 2018;

'I am always struck by the immense variability of human experience; the little and big differences that amount to the conditions of our individual and collective identities. The task of poetry is to write this nebulous, subjective humanity, while also probing the inefficiencies of the language we have to create and understand something so frustratingly out of grasp. How to apply an ostensibly tangible tool to an intangible quality? For instance, if we write emotion, or an emotion, as a word, it becomes incased in the materiality of language, becomes material itself, and is removed from the intangibilities of its initial feeling. Feeling is of course still there, but its nuance is limited to the shape and familiarity of the word, to the different ways we know the word in our different real world encounters.' (Introduction)

May in Poetry Autumn Royal , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , May 2018;

— Review of Brink Jill Jones , 2017 selected work poetry ; The Naming Aisyah Shah Idil , 2017 selected work poetry ; Subtraction Fiona Hile , 2016 selected work poetry ; Walk Back Over Jeanine Leane , 2018 selected work poetry
David Dick Reviews Emily Crocker, Allison Gallagher and Aisyah Shah Idil David Dick , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 February no. 84 2018;

'I am always struck by the immense variability of human experience; the little and big differences that amount to the conditions of our individual and collective identities. The task of poetry is to write this nebulous, subjective humanity, while also probing the inefficiencies of the language we have to create and understand something so frustratingly out of grasp. How to apply an ostensibly tangible tool to an intangible quality? For instance, if we write emotion, or an emotion, as a word, it becomes incased in the materiality of language, becomes material itself, and is removed from the intangibilities of its initial feeling. Feeling is of course still there, but its nuance is limited to the shape and familiarity of the word, to the different ways we know the word in our different real world encounters.' (Introduction)

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