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    Joko Pinurbo

Borrowed Body & Other Poems by: Joko Pinurbo
Sinopsis: Joko Pinurbo’s poetry is immediately recognizable for its simple language, accessibility, and the recurrent use of a number of speci c but unusual motifs. His poems deal with a wide range of interpersonal relationships…Read more>>

Author of the Month
Joko Pinurbo Born: May 11, 1962 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 BasisGatra and Sadhar… Read more>>

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    London Book Fair 2019
    The Road to London Book Fair, 12/02/2019
    Asia Literary Review: Era Reformasi-Indonesian Stories
    Visit by Amanda Bensel & Dewi Metyasari from Asia Foundation

    2019 March Newsletter

    Greetings from the Executive Director In the current political frenzy, just weeks before Indonesia’s simultaneous presidential and legislative elections, World Poetry Day on March 21 came and went with little fanfare.  Yet Indonesian poetry, with its pantun and puisi (or syair and sajak), has withstood the test of time … Read More>>     Ruminations by John McGlynn Lessons from Grandma

    2019 March Newsletter

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