D Zawawi Imron
Has been known as a poet since the 'Ternu Penyair 10 Kota' (Meeting of Poets from 10 Cities) in Jakarta in 1982. In that year his first collection of poetry, Bulan Tertusuk Lalang, was also published. This collection inspired Garin Nugroho's film, a prominent lndonesian director. One of the poems from that collection also contributed to another of Garin Nugroho's films, Cinta dalam Sepotong Roti. In 1987 a collection of bis poetry, Nenek Moyangku Airmata was awarded a prize by Yayasan Buku Utama. In 1990 two of bis books of poetry - Celurit Emas and Nenek Moyangku Airmata were chosen as 'best books' by the Centre for Language Development. in 1994, his collection of poetry, Belayar di Pamor Badik was publisbed. He currently lives in Batang-batang in Madura.
Source: Teater Utan Kayu 2001
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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.