Sutardji Calzoum Bachri





Sutardji Calzoum Bachri


Born
in Rengat, Riau, Indonesia
June 24, 1941

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Sutardji Calzoum Bachri is a famous Indonesian poet. Even some people would say he is 'The President of Indonesian Poets'.

The peak of Tardji's literary career is considered to have been during the 1970s. Back then, he successfully launched a credo of 'freeing words of their meanings'. His style of reading is often explosive in the manner of old Indonesian Dukun, incantations stemming from Indonesian pre-Islamic shaministic practice, still used today. The style of Tardji's poetry has been described as that of a mantra. He has been quoted to say that the mantra is the true use of words.

His poems appeared in literary magazines such as Horison and Budaya Jaya, as well as in the literary pages of national daily newspapers such as Sinar Harapan a
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“Saya sudah lama berhenti menyukai atau membenci. Saya sekarang akan menerima apa pun yang dihadapkan kepada saya.”
Sutardji Calzoum Bachri

“Kata-kata bukanlah alat mengantarkan pengertian. Dia bukan seperti pipa yang menyalurkan air. Kata adalah pengertian itu sendiri. Dia bebas.”
Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, O Amuk Kapak
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