Khairani Barokka is Modern Poetry in Translation‘s inaugural Poet in Residence, supported by the British Council.
Okka is a writer, poet and artist in London. She was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow for her masters, Emerging Writers Festival’s (AUS) Inaugural International Writer-In-Residence (2013), and Indonesia’s first Writer-In-Residence at Vermont Studio Center (2011). Published internationally in anthologies and journals, Okka has presented work extensively, in fifteen countries, is a frequent public speaker, and has been awarded seven residencies, and various grants and award nominations. She is author and illustrator of poetry-art book Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis Press, 2016) translated by Red (Yen Hai) into Vietnamese as Loài bản địa (Ajar Press, 2018), and co-editor, with Sandra Alland and Daniel Sluman, of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017). Her first full-length poetry collection, Rope, was published by Nine Arches Press in October 2017. Visit her personal website.