Shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award 2023

Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2023, the Laurel Prize 2023 and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2023

In Alycia Pirmohamed’s debut collection,Another Way to Split Water, a woman’s body expands and contracts across the page, fog uncoils at the fringes of a forest, and water in all its forms cascades into metaphors of longing and separation just as often as it signals inheritance, revival, and recuperation. Language unfolds into unforgettable and arresting imagery, offering a map toward self-understanding that is deeply rooted in place.

These poems are a lyrical exploration of how ancestral memory reforms and transforms throughout generations, through stories told and retold, imagined and reimagined. It is a meditation on womanhood, belonging, faith, intimacy, and the natural world.

‘Pirmohamed is an immensely gifted poet’ â Eduardo C. Corral

‘An electric, taut, and glimmering achievement’ â Aria Aber


  • Alycia Pirmohamed

    Alycia Pirmohamed is the author of the poetry collection Another Way to Split Water, which was shortlisted for the 2023 Raymond Souster Award.