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Poet Edo Wallad experiments with 'Party Before the End of the World'

Marcel Thee

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sun, October 20, 2019  /  02:41 pm
Poet Edo Wallad experiments with 'Party Before the End of the World'

Former punk vocalist-turned-poet Edo Wallad's first poetry book is an ode to restless nights and wild city living. (Comma Books/-)

Edo Wallad used to spend his time rocking out with his dance-punk band The Safari at dingy underground clubs around town, but ever since then, he has found another channel for his creativity: poetry. In his first official poetry book, Pesta Sebelum Kiamat (Party Before the End of the World), Edo collected all the poems he had ever created since he began writing them in 2003 at the age of 26. The collection traces his growth as a poet who experimented with various styles and influences. His particular sensibilities consistently shine through however, with a mix of urban romanticism and the eclectic use of metaphors throughout. Compilation: Edo Wallad writes about everything from memories of his father to living in excess. (Comma Books/-) To decide which of the many poems of his he would use, Edo settled on choosing those that fit under the theme of “nocturnal excess”....