Oka Rusmini

Country: Indonesia

Indonesian poet and novelist, Oka Rusmini, is known for her writing on the condition of women in patriarchal cultures within traditional society. She is a recipient of the Southeast Asian Writers Award in 2012 and has spoken at various national and international literary forums, including ASEAN Writers Writing Program and Winternachten Literature Festival in the Netherlands.

Penyair dan novelis Indonesia, Oka Rusmini, dikenal dengan tulisannya tentang situasi yang dihadapi perempuan dalam budaya patriarki dalam masyarakat tradisional. Ia adalah penerima Southeast Asian Writers Award tahun 2012 dan telah berbicara di berbagai forum sastra nasional dan internasional, termasuk ASEAN Writers Writing Program dan Winternachten Literature Festival di Belanda.


Appearing in

Main Program | A Creative Response

It’s natural to feel unmotivated and distracted during a crisis; it’s natural to have great difficulty focusing. But for some creatives, COVID-19 has provided new sources of inspiration and ideas, …

Main Program | Oka Rusmini: Men Coblong

Starting out as a column in the Bali Post, writer and journalist Oka Rusmini’s “Men Coblong” offered a feminine perspective on mothers and women. The character of Men Coblong, a …