Sutardji Calzoum Bachri
Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, known as Tardji, (born 1941 in Rengat, Riau) is a well-known Indonesian poet. A native Malay speaker, he successfully launched a credo of 'freeing words of their meanings'.
He was nicknamed the "bottle poet" for a preference, early in his career, for accompanying readings of his work with bottles of alcohol. He was also known once as 'The President of Indonesian Poets' His style of reading has been compared to the incantation-like quality of the old Indonesian dukun, chants stemming from Indonesian pre-Islamic shaministic practice, still used today.
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- Jennifer Lindsay, ed. (2003). Babel or behemoth: language trends in Asia. NUS. p. 52. ISBN 981-04-9075-5.
- Hill, Hal (1994). Indonesia's new order: the dynamics of socio-economic transformation. University of Hawaii Press. p. 246. ISBN 0-8248-1660-9.
- "Medy Loekito: silent poetry, lonely poetry". Jakarta Post. 30 October 2009. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010.
- Muhammad Haji Salleh (March 1991). "Oral elements in contemporary Indonesian poetry". Indonesia and the Malay World. 19 (54): 3–18. doi:10.1080/03062849108729752.[dead link]
- Profile and works at the 2004 Poetry Africa Festival website
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