Poets and Publishers : US and Indonesia Perspective, UNY, 31 Jan 2018

Public Lecture "Poets and Publishers : US and Indonesia Perspective"


Publishing is a business and publishing houses will not take risk to publish books that will not make money to run the business. This is a challenge faced by poets that their works will not be accepted easily by publishing houses since publishing poetry mostly will not make profit for publishing houses. Only well-known and respected poets will get better opportunities to publish their works through major publishing houses. This fact does not mean that poets stop writing poetry since publishing houses are not the only media to publish their works. Internet is one of mediums where poets can place their works. This lecture will discuss current poetry books in US and Indoesia and some challenges faced by poets to publish their works. The two speakers will share their view on this topic from different perspectives: US and Indonesia.


AIFIS in cooperation with Faculty of Language and Art, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) will conduct this event on:

Date                : Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Time               : 10.00 – 12.00 WIB

Venue              : Faculty of Language and Art,, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY), Jl.   

                          Colombo No.1 Caturtunggal, Depok, Yogyakarta


Dr. Nurhadi is a lecturer at Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY). He finished his Doctoral Program on Indonesian Literature from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. He has presented various topics on Indonesian literature at national and international conferences.

Daniel Owen is a Brooklyn-based writer and member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective. He is the author of the chapbooks Authentic Other Landscape (Diez, 2013) and Up in the Empty Ferries (Third Floor Apartment Presse, 2016). His writing has appeared in Where Eagles Dare, Elderly, Lana Turner, The Brooklyn Raol and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn).


Faishol Adib, M.A , e-mail: faishol.adib@aifis.org  Mobile: 0815 799 2089