Sapardi Djoko Damono
20 March 1940
He studied literature at Gajah Mada University and later joined the faculty at the University of Indonesia.
About Sapardi Djoko Damono
Indonesian lyric poet, academic, and translator who became known for Perahu Kertas (Paper Boat) and other works.
He and his younger sibling organized a makeshift library in their hometown of Surakarta when they were still children.
Friends and colleagues
He received much acclaim for his translation of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.
His poetry inspired multiple Indonesian musical compositions, including work by pianist Ananda Sukarlan.