SOAS University of London

Indonesian Poetry Translation Centre Workshop

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Date: 15 August 2019Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 15 August 2019Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Workshop

Join translator Soe-Tjen Marching to explore Indonesian poetry with a Poetry Translation Centre workshop, looking at the work of poet Shinta Miranda. Working from a bridge translation of Miranda's work, discover the history and stories, intricacies and nuances of this culture and language whilst producing the first English translation of these particular poems. Poet facilitator Ed Doegar will be on hand to guide the group to the final version, which will be published on the PTC website. 

Shinta Miranda was born on 18 May 1955. Her poetry collection Constance (was published in 2012, and her poems have been published in more than 20 anthologies. She has also written short stories that have been published in Malaysia and Indonesia. She was one of the editors of the cultural and political magazine Bhinneka. Her novel, Langit Dam Square was published in 2017.

Soe Tjen Marching is a writer, academic and a composer of avant-garde music from Indonesia. She has won several awards for In 1998, she won national competition for Indonesian Contemporary Composers held by the German Embassy. In 2010, her work has been selected as one of the two best compositions on the International Competition for avant-garde composers held Singapore. Marching is also a creative writer and a Senior Lector in Indonesian at SOAS University in London. She has published several novels and academic books.

Ed Doegar is a poet, editor and critic based in London. His poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe) and Granta. He has written reviews and critical work for a wide range of publications including Poetry Review, Prac Crit and Poetry Wales, and his translations have featured in Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry London. He is a consulting editor at The Rialto, a fellow of The Complete Works and was general manager of the Poetry Society between 2013 and 2017. His pamphlet, For Now, was published by clinic in 2017.

This workshop is open to all and knowledge of Indonesian is not required to take part. This is one of a special Indonesian poetry workshop series by the Poetry Translation Centre in partnership with SOAS that is part of Indonesia's "LBF Fringe Programme". 

FREE to attend but please register via Eventbrite.

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