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Ibe S. Palogai


Ibe S. Palogai is an acclaimed Indonesian poet and the visionary founder of the Makassar Literary Institute. His works vividly explore the themes of colonial war, and they have garnered recognition in esteemed publications such as Horison, Media Indonesia, Tempo, Fajar, and Jurnal Ruang. In 2016, Palogai was selected as a young writer at the prestigious Makassar International Writers Festival, and the following year, joined the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. In 2018, Ibe participated in a highly regarded writer’s residency program supported by the National Book Committee in Leiden, The Netherlands. It was also in the same year that his poetry book, Bad Weather: A Poetry Book, achieved the distinction of becoming a finalist in the esteemed Kusala Sastra Khatulistiwa award.


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