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Joko Pinurbo

Writer / Member of Alinea

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

He 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).

Joko Pinurbo 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.


Perjamuan Khong Guan
Poetry Collection
130 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama
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
Surat Kopi
Poetry Collection
page(s), Motion Publishing
Telepon Genggam
Poetry Collection
79 page(s), Penerbit Buku Kompas
Poetry Collection
page(s), Indonesiatera
Poetry Collection
72 page(s), Gramedia Pustaka Utama

In the Headlines

Joko Pinurbo and Beauty in the Everyday World

Kompas.id / What Media Says
Apr 27, 2024

Joko Pinurbo dies, Indonesia loses its best poet

Kompas.id / What Media Says
Apr 27, 2024

Literature is the new cool

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Dec 19, 2017

Politics on poets’ mind

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Oct 09, 2017

Jakarta event highlights Palestinian poems

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Aug 25, 2017

Celebrating Indonesia’s literary fiction tradition

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
Jun 02, 2016

World meet Indonesian literature at the Buchmesse

Il manifesto / As Seen On
Oct 15, 2015

Joko Pinurbo: Appreciating Faith Humorously

Islands of Imagination / What Media Says
Sep 08, 2015


Islands of Imagination / Youtube
Sep 08, 2015


Indonesia Expat / As Seen On
Dec 01, 2014


Cordite Poetry Review / As Seen On
Dec 29, 2012

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