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Famous Indonesian Poets - Famous Poets from Indonesia

This famous Indonesian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Indonesian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Indonesia.

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Anwar, Chairil

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Chairil Anwar (born Medan, North Sumatra July 26, 1922 - died Jakarta April 28, 1949) was an Indonesian poet and member of the "1945 generation" of writers. His father, Toeloes, was the former regent of Indragiri, Riau. His parents migrated from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. Toeloes came from Taeh Baruah and his mother Saleha from Situjuh.. Indonesian poet
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Rendra, W.S.

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Willibrordus Surendra Broto Rendra (7 November 1935 - 6 August 2009 in Depok, West Java - aged 73), widely known as Rendra or W. S. Rendra, was an Indonesian dramatist, poet, activist, performer, actor and director .
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Ismail, Taufik

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Taufiq Ismail is an Indonesian poet and activist. Ismail figured prominently in Indonesian literature of the post- Sukarno period and is considered one of the pioneers of the "Generation of '66". He completed his education at the University of Indonesia. Before becoming active as a writer, he taught at the Institut Pertanian Bogor. In 1963, he signed the "Cultural Manifesto"; a document that opposed linking art to politics. This cost him his teaching position at the Institut.
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Hamzah, Amir

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Tengku Amir Hamzah (28 February 1911 – 20 March 1946) [ a ] was an Indonesian poet and National Hero of Indonesia. Born into an aristocratic family in the Sultanate of Langkat in North Sumatra, he was educated in both Sumatra and Java. Whilst attending senior high school in Surakarta around 1930, the youth became involved with the nationalist movement and fell in love with a Javanese schoolmate, Ilik Sundari. Even after Amir continued his studies in legal school in Batavia (now Jakarta ) the two remained close, only separating in 1937 when Amir was recalled to Sumatra to marry the sultan's daughter and take on responsibilities of the court. Though unhappy with his marriage, he fulfilled his courtly duties. After Indonesia proclaimed its independence in 1945, he served as the government's representative in Langkat. The following year he was killed in a social revolution led by the Communist Party of Indonesia and buried in a mass grave.
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Sani, Asrul

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Asrul Sani (10 June 1927 – 11 January 2004) was an Indonesian writer, poet and screenwriter.
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Calzoum Bachri, Sutardji

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Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, known as Tardji, (born 1941 in Rengat, Riau) is a well-known Indonesian poet. A native Malay speaker, he successfully launched a credo of 'freeing words of their meanings'.. Indonesian Poet
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Djoko Damono, Sapardi

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Sapardi Djoko Damono (born March 20, 1940 in Surakarta, Central Java) is an Indonesian poet known for lyrical poems. His best known works include Hujan Bulan Juni and Berjalan ke Barat di Waktu Pagi Hari (Walking to the West in the Morning). He is a professor at the University of Indonesia, teaching Literature in the Faculty of Letters, University of Indonesia.. Indonesian poet
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Situmorang, Sitor

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Sitor Situmorang (October 2, 1924) is a prominent Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Situmorang was born in Harianboho, North Sumatra, and educated in Jakarta. He worked as a journalist and literary critic in Medan, Yogyakarta and Jakarta for a variety of newspapers and periodicals.
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Budianta, Eka

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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.
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Hari, Cecep Syamsul

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Cecep Syamsul Hari (born on May 1, 1967 in Bandung, West Java ) is an Indonesian poet. He is the editor of Horison Monthly literary magazine. Besides poems, he has published selected essays, critics, short-stories, a fictocriticism novel, and some translation-works. [ citation needed ] His works had been translated into English, German, Korea, Bengali, Portugal, and Czech. [ citation needed ]
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Herfanda, Ahmadun Yosi

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Ahmadun Yosi Herfanda (born January 17, 1958, in Kaliwungu, Kendal, Central Java, Indonesia ), is an Indonesian journalist and poet. His name is also written as Ahmadun YH, Ahmadun Y. Herfanda, Ahmadun Herfanda, or AYH (ayeha). Ahmadun's poetry focuses on social and religious themes and is informed by Sufism. He is a reporter and arts editor at the daily newspaper Republika. Now he known as a famous Indonesian poet, and Indonesian writer .
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Sastrowardoyo, Subagio

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Subagio Sastrowardoyo (1 February 1924 - 18 July 1995) was an Indonesian poet, short-story writer, essayist and literary critic. Born in Madiun, East Java, the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), he was educated at Gadjah Mada University, Cornell University and Yale University. For many years, he was a director of Balai Pustaka, a publishing firm in Indonesia, as well as a senior lecturer at Salisbury College of Advanced Education and Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. In the summer of 1984, he was a guest instructor at Ohio University, teaching Indonesian.. Indonesian poet short-story writer essayist and literary critic
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Heraty, Toeti

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Toeti Heraty (Toeti Heraty Noerhadi-Roosseno) is an Indonesian poet.
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Sarjono, Agus R.

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Agus R. Sarjono (born 27 July 1962 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia ) is an Indonesian poet and author. In 1988, he graduated from Department of Indonesian Literature of IKIP Bandung, and then finished his postgraduate program in Universitas Indonesia at the faculty of literature and cultural studies in 2002.
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Thukul, Widji

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Widji (sometimes Wiji ) Thukul is an Indonesian poet born in 1963. His work is political, often critical of the Indonesian government and the social conditions of the country. He has been missing since 1998.
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Suherman, Djamil

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Djamil Soeherman (born April 24, 1924, in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia ), is an Indonesian journalist and poet. His name is also written as Djamil Soeherman, Jamil Suherman, or DS (de-es). Djamil's poetry focuses on social and religious themes and was mostly influenced by his traditional Islamic boarding school (Pesantren ) background. In the later part of his life, he was a reporter and editor of the corporate magazine Gematel. He was known as an Indonesian poet and Indonesian writer .
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Rossidhy, Ajip

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Ajip Rosidi, born on 31 January 1938, in Jatiwangi, Majalengka, West Java, is an Indonesian poet and short story writer. As of 1983 he has published 326 works in 22 different magazines.
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Mohammad, Goenawan

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Goenawan Mohamad (born 29 July 1941) is an Indonesian poet and man of letters born in Batang, Central Java .
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Tatengkeng, J.E.

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Jan Engelbert Tatengkeng (October 19, 1907 – March 6, 1968) was an Indonesian poet from the Pujangga Baru era. He was also the fourth Prime Minister of the State of East Indonesia .

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