Dorothea Rosa Herliany
(Magelang, Central Java, 1963). Graduated from the Faculty of lndonesian Language and Literature of the Sanata Dharma university in Yogyakarta. She writes poetry, short stories, essays, notes on performances and art criticism. She has participated in the meeting of ASEAN literature in the Philippines (1990), the Festival Indië/Indonesië in The Hague, Holland(1995) and was a writer in residence in Australia (2000). She has publisbed a number of collections of poetry, including : Nyanyian Gaduh (1987), Matahari yang Mengalir (1990), Kepompong Sunyi (1993), Nikah Ilalang (1995), Blencong (1995), Karikatur dan Sepotong Cinta (1996), Mimpi Gugur Daun Zaitun (1999), Perempuan yang Menunggu (2000) Kill the Radio, Sebuah Radio Kumatikan (2001).
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The two writers contributing to this program, describe love and female sexuality with an in Indonesia unprecedented openness. The poems of Dorothea Rosa Herliany show how women take the initiative in love, sometimes even with a hint of machismo. In the year 2000, Winternachten introduced Ayu Utami in The Netherlands. She then read from her groundbreaking novel Saman. This resulted in a Dutch translation a year later. She now published her second novel in Indonesia, Larung, from which she read at this festival. Dutch/Indonesian spoken.
Zawawi Imron is one of the foremost poets/performers from Indonesia. He invariably manages to captivate his audience, thanks to the impressive performance of his epic poems. He lives on Madura, a small island east of Java.
Joko Pinurbo (Yogyakarta) is a newcomer in Indonesian poetry, and in a short while he grew to become one of the most influential poets. His love poetry often has a light tone, which is supported by his special style of performing.
Ayu Utami and Dorothea Rosa Herliany read from their work as well at the end of this Indonesian night. Indonesian/Dutch spoken.
An evening in the KIT Tropentheater with the four Indonesian guests of Winternachten. Professor Henk Maier talked to writers and poets of different generations on their work, on recent developments in Indonesian literature, the influence of the new liberties on literature, and the theme of 'passion and love'. Language: Indonesian/Dutch.