Little God (Paperback)
"Part trickster, part soulmate, part self-reflection, there is nothing small about Avni Vyas's little god."
-Anne Barngrover, author of Brazen Creature
"In this dazzling debut of a collection, Avni Vyas asks the important not often considered question: What if our gods aren't malevolent or benevolent, but like...just kind of annoying?"
-Nik De Dominic, author of Your Daily Horoscope
In the wake of a miscarriage, a speaker looks outside of herself for a sign. In looking through her past, the figure of Little God arrives to shape-shift grief into self-knowledge. Unlike benevolent deities who receive prayers and bestow blessings, Little God offers faulty insight and callous love. Through these poems, Little God explores family, diaspora, grief, loss, and landscape. Set in southwest Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, ibises, and manatees echo possible lives that never arrive in the form one expects. These poems negotiate finding one's place in the world, and the courage to leave that place. With original illustrations by Mimi Cirbusova.