Joko Pinurbo


He was born in Pelabuhan Ratu (May 11, 1962), and currently lives in Yogyakarta

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His poetry is a mixture of narrative, irony and self-reflection.

Joko Pinurbo was from the family of an elementary school teacher. Graduated in 1987 at the Institute of Teacher Training and Education (now University) Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta. Then taught at his alma mater while helping culture magazine Basis. Currently working as the editor of Scholastic Script Bank while being a volunteer in several private institutions, among others, helped the journal Poetry. Happy since attending high school. The fruit of his work is published in various newspapers, magazines / journals, and anthologies / books. Collected poems: Celana (1999) and Di Bawah Kibaran Sarung (2001).In 2001 he won Penghargaan Buku Puisi Terbaik Dewan Kesenian Jakarta, Hadiah Sastra Lontar, and Sih Award (Penghargaan Puisi Terbaik Jurnal Puisi). He was also elected as a literary figure in Tempo magazine. He often appears in discussions and poetry readings at various places / forums, among other transnational Poetry Festival in Jakarta (2001), Winternachten Literature Festival in the Netherlands (2002) and the International Poetry Festival in Solo (2002).

He graduated from the Department of Language and Literature Indonesia Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta. He has been editor of Base, Slot, and Sadhar issue Sanata Dharma, teaching at his almamater and last worked at PT Grasindo Yogyakarta.


  Buku Latihan Tidur
Poetry Collection
82 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  “Anak ini Mau Mengencingi Jakarta?”
("This Kid Wants to Urinate all over Jakarta?”)
222 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
  Borrowed Body & Other Poems
Poetry Collection
80 page(s), BTW Books
  Di Tubuh Tarra, dalam Rahim Pohon: Cerpen Pilihan KOMPAS 2014
220 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
  Surat Kopi
Poetry Collection
page(s), Motion Publishing
  Bulu Matamu, Padang Ilalang
Poetry Collection
page(s), Motion Publishing
  Klub Solidaritas Suami Hilang: Cerpen Pilihan Kompas 2013
Collection of Short Stories
248 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas

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Joko Pinurbo: Appreciating Faith Humorously (Sep 08, 2015)

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Joko Pinurbo: Appreciating Faith Humorously