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November 1, 2012

Thu, 1 Nov 2012

It was a rowdy but respectful night of verse on November 1, 2012 as the JFCC sponsored THE CALL TO POETRY at Face Bar. The event featured poets and musicians, including the legendary Goenawan Mohamad, an anniversary tribute to the violence and desperation of Indonesian poet enfant terrible Chairil Anwar, selections of contemporary English and Bahasa-language poetry, and a poetic tribute to US President Barrack Obama’s childhood in Jakarta. THE CALL TO POETRY was co-sponsored by Face Bar and The Lontar Foundation, and its master of ceremonies was American journalist Dan Boylan, who organized a successful sold-out poetry night in Istanbul earlier this year.