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Part of: Indonesian Poetry Workshops Indonesian poetry workshop: Translating Shinta Miranda at SOAS

SOAS, Room 4429

The Poetry Translation Centre's collaborative translation workshops are a great way to meet likeminded people and dig deeper into another culture. All this month we are celebrating Indonesian poetry with a series of workshops across the UK. These sessions will be lead by translator Senior Lector in Indonesian at SOAS Soe Tjen Marching and poet Edward Doegar.

At this workshop, we will be looking at the poet Shinta Miranda who 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.

Our translator of this series of workshops is Soe Tjen Marching, a writer, academic and a composer of avant-garde music from Indonesia. She has won several awards for In 1998, she won a 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 has published several novels and academic books.

Edward Doegar is a poet, editor and critic based in London, and the commissioning editor at the Poetry Translation Centre. His poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe) and Granta. 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 event was made possible by assistance from the National Organising Committee for Indonesia as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair.

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