Poetry and Terror

Posted in announcements on March 30, 2020 by admin

Peter and I have turned our video discussions of Coming To Jakarta into a book, Poetry And Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming To Jakarta. (Lexington Books, 2018) Most of the book consists of the transcribed interviews (polished and enhanced with supplementary notes) but Peter also added extensive analysis of the political developments in Indonesia since his poem was published, and wrote new material about his relationship to the poem and the role of poetry in the world.

At the publisher’s request, I’ve taken down our video discussions from YouTube and removing all the posts here that once linked to the videos. I hope that everybody who wanted to view them has been able to do so. If you’re a teacher interested in showing them to your students in conjunction with the study of Coming To Jakarta and/or this book, feel free to contact me.


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