Khairani Barokka

Khairani Barokka is an Indonesian writer, poet, and artist in London, whose work has been presented extensively, in sixteen countries. Among Okka’s honours, she was Modern Poetry in Translation’s Inaugural Poet-In-Residence, an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow, a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change for arts practice and research, and is currently Researcher-in-Residence at University of the Arts London’s Decolonising Arts Institute. Okka is most recently co-editor of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches), author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis; Vietnamese translation published by AJAR Press), and author of debut poetry collection Rope (Nine Arches Press). Work is published in Poetry Review, Wasafiri, The Rialto, Ambit, Magma, Stand, The New Inquiry, Asymptote, and other journals, anthologies and art books. Her next book is Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches Press, forthcoming March 2021).


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