27 June 2012

Indonesian representative at the Poetry Parnassus

In January 2012, Laksmi was selected as the Indonesian representative at the Poetry Parnassus, part of the Cultural Olympiad, a special event conceived in conjuction with the London Olympics 2012 as well as the largest poetry festival ever to be held in the UK. Between 27 June and 2 July 2012, she joined around 170 poets from around the world in London to celebrate poetry and difference.

 See links: 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/may/31/uk-largest-poetry-festival-olympics
http://www.theguardian.com/books/interactive/2012/apr/17/poetry-parnassus-poets

Among Laksmi’s stage appearances were:

Not A Muse

Purcell Room
Saturday 30 June 
7:00pm, £8
A dozen world greats read in a volley of poetry that will make Wimbledon seem wane and dull, two poets read alongside each other in turn, including Iman Mersal and Mimi Khalvati; Ana Ristovic and Laksmi Pamuntjak; Els Moors and Imtiaz Dharker; Luljeta Leshanku and Jo Shapcott; Valzhyna Mort and Karen Solie; Kim Hyesoon and Gioconda Belli. The reading is hosted in English with poetry in Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, English, Flemish,Indonesian, Korean and Serbian.

International Poetry Fair: Asia Literary Review Celebration Reading

Clore Ballroom 
Sunday 1st July 
12pm - 1pm, Free
Online and in print the Asia Literary Review publishes the best contemporary writing from and about Asia. Following the tradition of successful literary journals published in Europe and the USA, the Asia Literary Review provides a distinctive view that is articulated through fiction, non-fiction, poetry and photographs. Every quarterly issue extends to some 200 pages and contains the work of celebrated and established writers as well as new voices from Istanbul to north Japan. Readings from Laksmi Pamuntjak, Marjorie Evasco, Alvin Pang, Jennifer Wong, Kim Hyesoon & Jang Jin Sang.