Ibe S. Palogai

Country: Indonesia

Ibe S. Palogai is an acclaimed Indonesian poet and the visionary founder of the Makassar Literary Institute. His works vividly explore the themes of colonial war, and they have garnered recognition in esteemed publications such as Horison, Media Indonesia, Tempo, Fajar, and Jurnal Ruang. In 2016, Palogai was selected as a young writer at the prestigious Makassar International Writers Festival, and the following year, joined the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. In 2018, Ibe participated in a highly regarded writer’s residency program supported by the National Book Committee in Leiden, The Netherlands. It was also in the same year that his poetry book, Bad Weather: A Poetry Book, achieved the distinction of becoming a finalist in the esteemed Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa award.

Ibe S. Palogai adalah penyair Indonesia ternama dan visioner pendiri Makassar Literary Institute. Karya-karyanya menjelajahi tema-tema perang kolonial dengan sangat hidup, dan telah mendapatkan pengakuan di penerbitan-penerbitan yang dihormati seperti Horison, Media Indonesia, Tempo, Fajar dan Jurnal Ruang. Pada 2016, ia terpilih sebagai penulis muda di Makassar International Writers Festival, dan tahun berikutnya, hadir di Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Pada 2018, Ibe bergabung dalam program residensi penulis yang sangat dihormati, didukung oleh Komite Buku Nasional, di Belanda. Di tahun yang sama buku puisinya Bad Weather: A Poetry Book meraih prestasi sebagai finalis di ajang penghargaan Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa yang sangat dihormati.

Appearing in

Main Program | Emerging Writers Reunion

The festival reunites three writers from the UWRF Emerging Writers Program. Dias Novita Wuri and Ibe S. Palogai describe their writing journey from UWRF selection to their current literary careers. …

Special Event | Writers Speak, Cocktails Flow, Stories Glow

Join our special after-hours readings featuring the stories and poetry of talented young Indonesian writers at KAWI UBUD, the village’s hippest, mood-lit bar. Enjoy refreshing highballs and cocktails made with …

Special Event | Peron House Debut: Bridging Literary Heritage and Innovation

We invite you to join us in celebrating the launch of Peron House (est. 1925), a literary haven led by award-winning author Leila S. Chudori and literary curator Rain Chudori. …