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Amir Hamzah Poetry

Sumatran Poetry Amir Hamzah One of the most famous Indonesian poets is Amir Hamzah, born in 1911 from local nobility in Tanjung Pura, East Sumatra. In fact he was a Netherlands – Indien poet. Because he received Dutch education, he studied at a Dutch college, he...

Antonius Silalahi Poetry

Contempory Sumatran Poetry Antonius Silalahi The Sumatran poet Antonius Silalahi (1973) writes about the devastation of Sumatra’s nature caused by extension of palmoil plantations and destruction of the environment. Other themes in his poetry are social...