Joko Pinurbo (Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi, West Java, May 11, 1962), also known as Jokpin, studied in the Department of Language and Literature at Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) Sanata Dharma (now Sanata Dharma University) in Yogyakarta. He has taught at his alma mater and has also worked in publishing. He has been an editor for Basis, Gatra and Sadhar, a publication of IKIP Sanata Dharma. His work started to become widely known after he published his poetry collection Celana (1999), which won the Lontar Literary Award (2001) and was translated and published in English as Trouser Doll (2001). Another poetry collection, Di Bawah Kibaran Sarung, was published in 2001, when he won an award from the Jakarta Arts Council for Best Book of Poetry. He also won the Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2005 for Kekasihku (2004) and in 2016 for Surat Kopi (2015). Several of his poems have been published in the BTW series (in Indonesian, English and German) as Borrowed Body and Other Poems (2015). He has won many other awards, including recognition by Tempo magazine as Literary Person of the Year 2001 and 2012.