Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas


She was born in Jakarta (Aug 19, 1979), and currently lives in Jakarta

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She studied English Literature in Universitas Indonesia, Depok (2003) and received her masters in The Gothic Imagination from University of Stirling, Scotland (2005). She is one of the founders of Komunitas BungaMatahari, a mailing list-based Indonesian poetry community that have embraced many poetry enthusiasts with its catchphrase “semua bisa berpuisi” or, roughly translated, “poetry for all”.

Her collection of personal essays, Familiar Messes and Other Essays, was published by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. She received an Honourable Mention in the 2018 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry.


Poetry Collection
150 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Kota Ini Kembang Api
Poetry Collection
104 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

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