Poems About Love, Imprisonment by Indonesia’s Legendary Situmorang
Warscapes — the international magazine of literature, art and politics — continues its month-long retrospective of work from Indonesia with poetry from Sitor Situmorang, an award-winning poet, essayist and journalist.
Born in 1924, Sitor belonged to Angkatan ’45 — the loose group of anxious artists who came of age during the Japanese occupation and the Revolution. They were iconoclastic, vibrant thinkers, uprooted from their place of birth, open to the world, obsessed with the idea that everything should be different.
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