Main Program | In Defense of Poets



 
27 Oct 2019 13:00 - 14:15
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Taman Baca. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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From the misunderstood poet in the attic to feisty slam poets and the pithy poets of Instagram, it’s all too easy to stereotype these lovers of rhythm and rhyme. But the resurgence of poetry means poets from all walks of life are having their moment. Our panel of poets from around the globe come together in defense of their people.

Dari para penyair yang kurang dimengerti yang biasa beraksi di loteng ke penyair slam penuh semangat ke penyair instan yang berbagi karyanya di Instagram, begitu mudahnya menempelkan label stereotip kepada para pencinta ritme dan rima ini. Namun sejak kebangkitan puisi, itu juga berarti bahwa para penyair dari semua lapisan masyarakat pun memiliki momen mereka. Panelis kami, penyair dari seluruh dunia berkumpul untuk membela sesamanya.

Featuring

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka is a poet, activist, and author of Salvage: Poems and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. Her work has appeared in ESPNW, Hyperallergic, Guernica, Academy of American …


Theoresia Rumthe

Theoresia Rumthe published the poetry collection Rona Kata with friends in Bandung in 2010. She co-authored the poetry collection Tempat Paling Liar di Muka Bumi with Weslly Johannes in 2016, …


Melanie Mununggurr-Williams

Melanie Mununggurr-Williams is the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Melanie is a Djapu writer from Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, Australia. She is one of about 4,600 speakers of Yolnu-Matha. Her first poetry book is being published …


Raymond Antrobus

British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus is the author of To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance, which was The Sunday Times and The Guardian Poetry Book of the Year in 2018. He has won fellowships from Cave Canem, Complete Works 3, and Jerwood Compton …



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