Joko Pinurbo

Joko Pinurbo

Joko Pinurbo

Joko Pinurbo.

He was born in Sukabumi, West Java, 11 May 1962. He graduated from Indonesian Language and Literature Program at IKIP Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta (1987) and taught at his alma mater. For 20 years he observed poetry, during which he did not write anything. In 1999, he wrote poems and put them in a book with a single theme, namely pant (celana).

His published anthology of poems are Celana (IndonesiaTera, 1999), Di Bawah Kibaran Sarung (IndonesiaTera, 2001), Pacarkecilku (IndonesiaTera, 2002), Telepon Genggam (Kompas, 2003), Kekasihku (KPG, 2004), Pacar Senja: Seratus Puisi Pilihan (Grasindo, 2005), Kepada Cium (GPU, 2007), Celana Pacarkecilku di Bawah Kibaran Sarung (GPU, 2007), Tahilalat (Omahsore, 2012) Haduh, Aku Di-follow (KPG, 2013), Baju Bulan: Seuntai Puisi Pilihan (GPU, 2013), Surat Kopi (2014), Malam Ini Aku Akan Tidur di Matamu (2016) and Selamat Menunaikan Ibadah Puisi (2016).

He obtained a number of awards for those books, among them are Hadiah Sastra Lontar (2001), Sih Award (Penghargaan Puisi Terbaik Jurnal Puisi, 2001), Penghargaan Sastra Pusat Bahasa Depdiknas (2002), Tokoh Sastra Pilihan Tempo (2001) and Penghargaan Sastra Khatulistiwa (2005).

He lives in Yogyakarta.