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[Recent non-performed writing. Bilingual, Okka has been writing poetry, nonfiction and fiction in English since early childhood, and dabbles in Indonesian.]

Rope, Okka's first full-length poetry collection, was published by Nine Arches Press in October 2017. Purchase Rope here.

Indigenous Species, a Braille and text poetry-art book (will also be available in non-Braille text and e-book formats), Tilted Axis Press. The sighted version is out now, published 1 December 2016; buy here. In Vietnamese, Loài bản địa, AJAR Press, here.

Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, co-edited with Sandra Alland and Daniel Sluman, is the first anthology of its kind--with work from 54 D/deaf and/or disabled, UK-based poets. Published by Nine Arches Press in May 2017. It contains Okka's essay "On Living Our Poetries", as well as three of her poems, "Prep Work with Overture", "Artist Statement", and "Okka to Marina". Buy the book here.

Forthcoming: Writing and mixed media projects, including her PhD project at Goldsmiths. She also continues to work on essays and poetry.

Forthcoming: Pages from Indigenous Species and an essay in the Routledge Handbook of Disability Activism.

Forthcoming: Essay in What are Words Worth / Sentient Value Systems (Serpentine Gallery) publication.

Forthcoming: Four poems in Ethos Books anthology of Asian poetry in diaspora.

Forthcoming: Three poems translated by, and published in, InterSastra.

Forthcoming: One poem in Wasafiri.

Forthcoming: One poem in Cunning Folk.

Forthcoming: One poem in Stand.

Forthcoming: Two poems (plus Panic Affirmations) in How To Sleep Faster #10, Arcadia Missa Gallery.

“Hello, Sequelae” and “remaining outpost” (poems) in Islands Are But Mountains, Platypus Press, October 2019.

“Selected Annahs” [extract available at the link] in The White Review, September 2019.

“My Body Is Stone, My House Is the Moon (Excerpts from Tubuhku Batu, Rumahku Bulan)” (as translator, podcast presenter) in Modern Poetry in Translation, August 19, 2019.

“in which i hypnotise a tiger” (poem) in The Rialto, Issue 92.

“Horizon” and “perimeter blues” (poems) in Poetry Review, Summer 2019 Issue.

“Mud, Glitter, and Cake: Race and Poetry Reviewing” (article) in Tilted Axis Press Blog, June 25, 2019.

“White Gaze: Khairani Barokka on Michelle Dixon and Việt Lê” (review) in Aperture Photobook Review, Spring 2019 Issue.

“Tubuhku Batu, Rumahku Bulan: In Honour of Survival, Placekeeping, and Woven-In Translation” (essay) in Modern Poetry in Translation, May 15, 2019.

“rest stop” (poem) in Westerly, May 9, 2019.

“Against Terra Nullius Translation” (essay) in Modern Poetry in Translation, April 11, 2019. Published in parallel with Tiffany Tsao’s “Why Are Indonesians Being Erased From Indonesian Literature?”

Prostitute Series, 1975-7, Kaveh Golestan” in The Aleph Review, March 2019.

“To Fuck Shit Up: An Anti-Ableist Prayer for Bodyminds” (essay) in Skin Deep, Movements Issue, November 2018.

“forecast for zygotes” (poem) in MAGMA, Climate Change Issue, November 2018.

“What Chani Nicholas Told Me (poem) in Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry, Ignota Books, October 2018.

“Killjoy” and “interview your lover about brute force” (poems) in The Interpreter's House, October 10, 2018.

“hypothesis for apocalypse” (poem) in Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue, Uncanny Magazine, October 2, 2018.

“Epitaph” (poem) in “Why Poetry?” The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology, Verve Poetry Press, September 27, 2018.

[Rope excerpts in] "Poetry Spotlight #24: Khairani Barokka" (poems) in God Is In The TV, August 13, 2018.

“Freedom In Unrest: A Girl In A Book” (essay) in diaCRITICS, July 13, 2018.

"Translation of/as Absence, Sanctuary, Weapon” (essay) in Poetry Review, Summer 2018 Issue.

“nightbloom” (poem) in SmokeIssue 62, June 2018.

"Eropa" and "mediterranean lyric" (poems) in Wretched Strangers anthology, Boiler House Press, June 2018.

"CHAPTER SEVEN: The seventh instalment of Out of Office Auto-Reply" (fiction) in MAP Magazine, June 22, 2018.

Excerpt from commissioned performance art script, Antivertikalnormatif, in Baltic Triennial Catalogue.

Excerpt from Indigenous Species in "Intoxicated Feminisms and the Politics of the Visible: Khairani Barokka's Indigenous Species", MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, May 10, 2018.

Excerpt from Indigenous Species in Asian American Literary Workshop's Transpacific Literary Project, April 2, 2018.

"divulgence" and "On Possible Girl" (poems) in Tears in the Fence, Winter/Spring 2018.

"AT392-Red" (short story) in Economic Science Fictions anthology, Goldsmiths Press, March 2018.

Reprint of "Pool" (poem), originally published in Tender, from Rope, March 23, 2018.

"ode to cellulite" (poem) in The Boast Project anthology, Triarchy Press, March 8, 2018.

"‘Flood Season, Jakarta’: The Making Of, In Three Parts" (essay) on Adventures in Poetry, the Nine Arches Press Blog, March 6, 2018.

"night shoot" (poem) in Ambit, January 31, 2018.

Reprint of "Tsunami Pilgrims" (poem), originally published in Surabaya Beat anthology, in Proletarian Poetry, January 17, 2018.

"Open-Wide Translation: Centering Intersectional Feminist, Accessible Translating Across Platforms" (essay) in VIDA Lit's Vida Review, January 7, 2018.

"body enters a show" (essay) for The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, "This Exhibition Has Been Cancelled" zine, Fall 2017.

"Two poems by Khairani Barokka" ("medusozoa, neuropathic pain" and "haiku from prompt") in And Other Poems, November 3, 2017.

"mistaken" and "endgame" (poems) in Figure 1, October 19, 2017.

"Weekend Poetry: Three Poems" ("natural history museum", "self-portrait as fern and stolen motorcar", and "barmouth") in Disclaimer Magazine, October 7, 2017.

"time machine" (poem) in The Rialto, Issue 89, September 22, 2017.

"modus vivendi" and "florence" (poems) in Deaf Poets Society, August 23, 2017.

"money for your english" (poem) in Asian American Writers' Workshop's Transpacific Literary Project, The Margins, ASEAN at 50: Poems from Across Southeast Asia, August 8, 2017.

"twilight, alexander" and "a wall" (poems) in The Ofi Press, August 2, 2017.

"Deaf-accessibility for spoonies: lessons from touring Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee while chronically ill" (essay) in Research in Drama Education Journal: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, (Issue 3) Themed Issue: International Perspectives on Performance, Disability and Deafness, June 26, 2017.

"Praying in slacks on a detour to a masjid" and "The Future of the Book" (poems) in Paris Lit Up, June 2017.

"Large Canvas" and "m." (poems) in Tongue, May 22, 2017.

"'Lilac Mood' Mixtape" for the Poetry Society's Poetry Mixtape feature, The Poetry Society website, April 11, 2017.

"Flood Season, Jakarta" and "Ramadhan" (poems) in Poetry Review, Spring 2017.

"'Indigenous Feminisms', Ablenormativity, and Women Who Escape" (short post), Tilted Axis Press Blog, March 8, 2017.

"mediterranean lyric" (poem) in The Missing Slate, special "Poems Without Borders" issue, February 22, 2017.

"My mother calls me Srikandi" (poem) in The Missing Slate, January 4, 2017.

"00.41" and "pylons" (poems) in Public Pool, January 2, 2017.

"Temple of Literature, Hanoi" and "Pool" (poems) in tender, alongside pages from Indigenous Species and conversation with Deborah Smith, December 29, 2016.

"Midweek on the Coast" (poem) for Visual Verse (as a lead writer for their challenge: a poem in an hour), December 1, 2016.

"equation: autumn fells" (poem) in Media Diversified, November 3, 2016.

"Overheard School Break" (poem) for Norwegian Writers' Climate Campaign, October 8, 2016.

"Cease and Desist" and "Weekend" (poems) in Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art, October 7, 2016.

"Baffle Roof" (poem, first published in Jaggery Literary Journal) in the anthology The Long White Thread of Words: Poems for John Berger, Smokestack Books, October 1, 2016.

"Understanding Disability: Like me, you are different. Like you, I am equal." (essay) in Media Diversified, September 9, 2016.

Excerpts from "The '12 Acres' Project" (art, music, storybook translation) in Currently and Emotion: Translations anthology, edited by Sophie Collins, Test Centre UK, September 2016. The book was one of the Times Literary Supplement's 2016 Books of the Year.

"Moon Dances with Three Planets", "Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee", and "Coffee Monologues" (excerpts from solo spoken word/art show Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee) in Poems and other myths: a collection of spoken word poetry by women from Asia, Big Bridge Press, August 30, 2016.

"Colony Control" (essay) in BUGS issue of The New Inquiry, August 8, 2016.

"Carry Me" (essay) with "Access-ory" (art) in Issue 10: CARE, NYX, a noctournal, August 2016.

"Steel, Yourself" (poem), originally published in Rogue Agent Journal, and "Datuk in the wallet" (lyric essay), originally published in Jaggery Literary Journal, reprinted in Blueshift Journal, where Okka was June 2016's Artist of the Month.

"Stupor" (poem, text and audio) in Datableed, June 5, 2016.

Reprint of "Tsunami Pilgrims" (poem), originally published in Surabaya Beat anthology, in Rambutan Literary Journal, June 5, 2016.

"Anathema: A Telegram for the Southern Cross in 67 Parts", dramatic monologue originally commissioned in 2015 by Tutti Arts, Asymptote Journal, Spring Issue, April 2016.

Co-Editor, with Ng Yi-Sheng, of HEAT: An Anthology of Southeast Asian Urban Writing, Fixi Novo, Buku Fixi Publishing, April 2016. Part of the Heat-Flesh-Trash trilogy.

"Rules of Engagement" (poem) in 20th annual issue of the journal Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders, March 2016.

"climate nocturne" (poem) in Rogue Agent Journal, March 1, 2016.

"Ramping Up: Disabled Feminisms and Hacking" (essay) in The Recompiler, December 14, 2015.

"Steel, Yourself" (poem) in Rogue Agent Journal, November 1, 2015.

"Epicdermis" (poem) in Media Diversified, October 6, 2015.

"All Our True Stories: Feminist Language Diversity and Accessibility" (essay) for Asymptote Journal blog, September 28, 2015.

"Dot" (poem) in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, September 24, 2015.

"poem for r." and "The Closing of the Bones" (poems, text and audio) in Wordgathering, September 10, 2015.

On tattoo meanings in "Deeper Than Skin: Writers' Tattoos" (themed, captioned photo gallery), Rogue Agent Journal, September 1, 2015.

"Baffle Roof" (poem with photograph) in Jaggery Literary Journal, Summer 2015 Issue, August 12, 2015.

"Pineapple" (poem) with "Notes" (interview) in Transom, August 11, 2015.

"Rigour" (poem, text and audio) in Truthdig, July 15, 2015.

"Empathy for Cathedrals", "Video Collage" (poems), and "Chéf de cuisine" (prose poetry/flash fiction) in Banana Writers, June 27, 2015.

“Tsunami Pilgrims” (poem) in photography/poetry book Surabaya Beat, Afterhours Publishing, June 2015.

"Cutting" and "Ragging" (poems) in ISKRA: A Poetry Anthology to benefit Everyday Victim Blaming, EVB Press, May 2015.

"Three Pieces In Varied Pigments: 'Needlework', 'Kahlo Dreams', 'Pen and ink on paper'" (creative nonfiction) in JUNOESQ Literary Journal, Issue 4, May 2015.

“A Letter to Want” (long poem), in the anthology “Airmail: Women of Letters", Penguin/Viking, 2015.

"Ballad of a water dipper", "Escort" and "Conception" (poems) in Magdalene, April 3, 2015.

"Datuk in the Wallet" (lyric essay with photograph) and photography feature from South Asia in Jaggery Literary Journal, Spring 2015 Issue.

"221 x 290cm" (poem) recorded for Pen Powered Mic for World Poetry Day, March 21, 2015. Full text here.

"Meteorology", "Molly Schwartz and I Have the Same Legs", "Letter To A Miscarried Sister" (poems) and interview in JUNOESQ Literary Journal, Issue 3, Spring 2015.

“Khairani Barokka” (essay) in the book Investing in Young People in Indonesia: Inspirational Young Leaders Driving Social Change”, UNFPA Indonesia, 2014 .

“Triptych” and “Swimming” (poems) in “The Murmur House Volume I: Welcome to Warmth”, 2014.

“Mani Hawa”, “Lima Puisi Dalam Bahasa Indonesia”, “Anti-Sensor Diri” [three poems], in “Antologi Puisi 100 Penyair Perempuan” [“Anthology of 100 Women Poets”], Komunitas Penulis Perempuan Indonesia [KPPI] Publishing, 2014.

“Personal Narrative: Love, Sex, and (Dis)ability”, The Body Narratives, UK, December 30, 2013. [Reprinted excerpt of article in The State.]

“Sandbox of the Eternal Kindergarten: Cross-Genre & Cross-Cultural Collaborations”, essay in the anthology “The Emerging Writer", Emerging Writers Festival (AUS), 2013.

“Musim Durian”, The State, August 7, 2013.

“Fluid Beasts/Hija-Beasts”, The State, July 4, 2013.

“transmissions_001 // durian amok: mztek & mz baltazar’s laboratory”, The State, April 12, 2013.

“Happy Disability Valentine’s!”, The State, February 14, 2013.

“Faved! Okka’s Sliding Scale” [including spoken word poem], Gawdeepah, March 2013.

“Gulf Between Indonesia and Australia A Lot Narrower When We Take A Stanza” [article and poem], The Jakarta Globe, March 2, 2013.

Experimental fiction series, in 6 parts, for Whiteboard Journal (Feb-July 2013):

“Muka Bumi”, August 8, 2013.

“Rest In Water”, June 27, 2013.

“Four Feet”, May 30, 2013.

“Under Earth”, May 2, 2013.

“Mud”, April 4, 2013.

“End Days, or Beginning”, February 21, 2013.

“The Olfactory ‘Other’”, The State Vol. III, Fall 2012. Visual and written piece on social perceptions of smells in one’s own and other countries.

Co-author, “Last Night on Earth” [collaborative novel/anthology], October 2012. So Say We All Press, CA, USA.

“Indonesia’s Double Mountain”, The State Vol. II, Summer 2012. On Indonesian arts education and the role of creative work in development discourse.