Main Program: Sutardji Calzoum Bachri: The Chanting Poet

27 Oct 2017 14:30 - 15:30
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Indus. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)

Iconic literary figure Sutardji once turned Indonesia’s time-worn poetry traditions upside down after proclaiming the liberation of words from their shackles of socially-enforced meanings. In an age of Twitwars and viral memes, Sutardji will discuss the significance of poetry and question whether words can still enjoy their freedom.

Tokoh sastra ikonis, Sutardji, pernah mengubah tradisi puisi usang Indonesia secara terbalik setelah menyerukan pembebasan kata-kata dari belenggu makna sosial mereka. Di zaman Twitwars dan meme virus, Sutardji akan membahas pentingnya puisi dan mempertanyakan apakah kata-kata masih bisa menikmati kebebasan mereka.


Debra Yatim

Debra Yatim is an activist, journalist, columnist, film and documentary maker and founder of three NGOs in Indonesia. She has published four poetry collections and is currently working on a …

Sutardji Calzoum Bachri

Once known as ‘The President of Indonesian Poets’, Sutardji Calzoum Bachri is renowned for his highly distinctive style of poetry which is similar to a mantra and sounds like a …

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