Ni Made Purnama Sari

Ni Made Purnama Sari is a Balinese poet. Her first poetry book, Bali – Borneo, won a prize from the 2014 Indonesian National Poetry Prize. Her second book, Kawitan (Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2016), which speaks about contemporary Balinese lives and the world seen through a Balinese perspective, won second place in the 2015 Jakarta Arts Council Poetry Book Manuscript Competition. It was also a finalist for the 2016 Khatulistiwa Literary Award for Poetry. She has worked for Bentara Budaya (Jakarta and Yogyakarta) as their art-event organizer and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival as their Program Manager (2021-2022).

3 Ni Made Purnama Sari English Translations by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

My Hands my hands, have you finished any work today why do our thoughts keep vanishing, is your grip weakening stay close to me, we’ll spend our days with books again please stop writing poems about us going extinct have …

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