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Eka Budianta Biography | Poet

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Christophorus Apolinaris Eka Budianta Martoredjo, also known as C. A. Eka Budianta, more commonly known as Eka Budianta (b. 1956 in Ngimbang, East Java ) is an Indonesian poet. He was born into a Catholic family and was the second child of nine. His father was a farmer and his mother worked as an elementary school teacher. After graduating from high school in Malang, he attended the Lembaga Pendidikan Kesenian Jakarta, now known as Institut Kesenian Jakarta but did not complete his studies. From 1975 to 1979, Eka Budianta studied Japanese literature at the Department of East Asian Studies Literature then changed to the Department of History, Faculty of Letters, University of Indonesia. He then studied journalism at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in the United States from 1980-81.