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. Auguries of a Minor God, her debut poetry collection, was published with Faber & Faber in July 2021. She is Founder of the Play It Forward Fellowships, Poetry Editor at Skein Press and Fallow Media, and contributing editor with The Stinging Fly. She is the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland and currently serves on the Expert Advisory Committee for Culture Ireland as well as the Advisory Board of Diversifying Irish Poetry. Her poems have been published in Banshee, Magma, Poetry Ireland Review, Rattle, The Dark Horse, The Irish University Review, The Stinging Fly, and Winter Papers, among others; broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena and The Poetry Programme, Pantisocracy, RadioMoLI, and Poetry Ireland podcasts; hosted in the Irish Poetry Reading Archive; and featured in interactive installations such as Raining Poetry and Poetry Jukebox across Dublin, Belfast and Paris. She is the co-editor of Hold Open The Door, a special commemorative anthology from The Ireland Chair of Poetry (UCD Press, 2020 | UChicago Press 2021).