Sutardji Calzoum Bachri


Country: Indonesia

Once known as ‘The President of Indonesian Poets’, Sutardji Calzoum Bachri is renowned for his highly distinctive style of poetry which is similar to a mantra and sounds like a chant. O Amuk Kapak is the collection of poems he wrote from 1966 to 1979, for which he received the Southeast Asian Write Award.

Pernah dikenal sebagai ‘Presiden Penyair Indonesia’, Sutardji Calzoum Bachri terkenal dengan gaya penulisannya yang sangat khas yang mirip dengan mantra dan terdengar seperti nyanyian. O Amuk Kapak adalah koleksi puisi yang ditulis Sutardji dari tahun 1966 sampai 1979, yang menerima penghargaan di Southeast Asian Write Award.

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Main Program: Sutardji Calzoum Bachri: The Chanting Poet

Iconic literary figure Sutardji once turned Indonesia’s time-worn poetry traditions upside down after proclaiming the liberation of words from their shackles of socially-enforced meanings. In an age of Twitwars and …