Photo: Khairani Barokka by Wasi Daniju
We’re delighted to introduce Khairani Barokka as Modern Poetry in Translation‘s inaugural Poet in Residence, in partnership with the British Council to mark The London Book Fair Indonesia Market Focus 2019. Over the coming months, Khairani will curate a series of articles, translations and an online workshop for Modern Poetry in Translation. More details will be announced soon.
In the meantime you can listen to a podcast featuring Khairani Barokka on the British Council website.
Khairani Barokka said:
Modern Poetry in Translation has long been a brilliant conduit between poets, translators, readers, and cultures—I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to be their Inaugural Online Poet in Residence. I am excited to share new writing on contemporary literary issues, and to bring people into literature from Indonesia, including the work of poets never before translated into English.
Editor Clare Pollard said:
I can’t imagine a more exciting writer than Okka to be our first online Poet in Residence. As a poet, translator, teacher, essayist and activist, she is always innovative and generous, and I’m so looking forward to her taking us on a journey through Indonesian poetry over the next few months.
Thanks to: the British Council and the National Organising Committee for Indonesia as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair.
Don’t miss our forthcoming Indonesian poetry event – ‘Indonesian Poets in London’ at the National Poetry Library on 14th March, featuring two of Indonesia’s most celebrated contemporary poets, Avianti Armand and Laksmi Pamuntjak. Tickets are free, but booking essential.