On Reading Woman

Writings

Written by Laksmi Pamuntjak, and was originally published in Personal Blog. Jul 16, 2010

First published in Not a Muse, The Inner Lives of Women


On Reading Woman:
Preface to ‘Not a Muse”:
A World Poetry Anthology
(eds. Kate Rogers & Viki Holmes)
by Laksmi Pamuntjak

Not muses, exactly.
reminders
of what survives—
creation’s flames that glitter—
flare.

One day in 2005, on the eve of the publication of my first collection of poetry, Ellipsis (Jakarta: Kata Kita, 2005), the Indonesian novelist Nukila Amal sent me a late blurb. Curiously, it was the first time I began to think of the possibility of my poetry being “feminine”.

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