Sapardi Djoko Damono


Country: Indonesia

Sapardi Djoko Damono is one of Indonesia’s most prolific and best-loved poets. He has published 50 books, spanning poetry, fiction, nonfiction and essays. His works have been translated into 13 languages and inspired several musical compositions and films. Sapardi has received various awards, including from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta Academy, Habibie Foundation, Freedom Institute, and Southeast Asian Literature Assembly.

Sapardi Djoko Damono adalah penyair Indonesia paling produktif dan yang paling disukai. Ia telah menerbitkan 50 buku, termasuk buku kumpulan puisi, fiksi, non-fiksi, dan esai. Karya-karyanya diterjemahkan dalam 13 bahasa dan menginsiprasi lahirnya karya musik dan film. Sapardi telah menerima beragam penghargaan, termasuk dari Universitas Indonesia, Akademi Jakarta, Habibie Foundation, Freedom Institute, dan Southeast Asian Literature Assembly.

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Main Program: Higher Self

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