BEEF is Nurul Amillin Hussain's debut collection of poetry. Consisting of 20 poems written over a decade, this book traces time through fresh explorations of nostalgia, recollecting the author's time spent in both Singapore and the UK. This collection is distinctly urban, and aims to translate the messy zig-zags of everyday discomforts into verse, focusing on themes of family, friendship and identity.
"Amillin plumbs and scales the extremities of living in a way that is both delicate and deliberate, sincere and poised. She deals equally deftly with the kinds of pain that make us 'flinch / around a conversation', and moments of consolation that help us 'find healing in between tea leaves / leave dust undusted, (and) speak softly'. Hers is an excitingly new poetic voice – fiercely unique as she charts her own course and amid her many identities, her verse in a perpetual, agile equilibrium between the power of form and the spark of adventurous innovation."
— Aaron Maniam, author of Morning At Memory's Border
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 34
Year Published: 2017
Size: 125mm x 210 mm