Ibe S. Palogai born at Takalar Regency, Sulawesi Selatanon July in1993 from Mandar and Bone blood alloys. Now living and working inMakassar. Active in Katakerja as a librarian. His finished the study fromIndonesian Literature Hasanuddin University. In 2016, selected as EmergingWriter at Makassar International Writers Festival and a year later at UbudWriters and Readers Festival on October 2017 in Bali.
In addition to write poetry, essays, and short stories,he also wrote child’s story books. In 2017, the first child’s story book’sKaraeng Pattingaloang and Daeng Serang was chosen as the winner of NationalLiteracy Reading Competition Contest by Language Centers in South Sulawesi. Thesame year, the second child’s story book Kisah Raja-raja Gowa selected as in120 children reading books that organized by Institute for Language Developmentand Founding. In 2018, his child’s story book Karaeng Pattingaloang and IManinrori selected again in children’s reading competition by Institute forLanguage Development and Founding.
His interest in poetry began from the first year were injunior hight school, drop out from boarding school (Pesantren). Since of that,he was more familiar with books. The first book that he bought in his life wasa collection of poems Aku Ini Binatang Jalang by Chairil Anwar and broung himto poetry world. Five years later, he published his first book of poetrySolilokui (Indie Book Corner, 2013). After that, since 2014—he did reading andresearch of the history of the Makassar War, then the results of it for 3 yearswritten in the form of poetry and published Cuaca Buruk Sebuah Buku Puisi(Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2018).
His poetry, short stories, and esays appeared in localand nation media, Harian Fajar, Tribun Timur, Tempo Makassar, Mojok.co, andMedia Indonesia. Some of his works are also contained in anthology; Jejak Sajakdi Mahakam (Lanjong Art Festival, 2013), Aku Hati Semesta (Bait Berbisik,2013), Benang Ingatan (Indie Book Corner, 2016), Surat Cinta dari Makassar (TIMF8, 2016), Dari Timur (GPU, 2017) and others.