Biography of Saut Situmorang
I am an Indonesian poet, short story writer and essayist and living as a full-time writer now in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. I spent eleven years from 1989 to 2000 living as an immigrant in New Zealand where I was also actively involved in the underground poetry scene of Wellington and Auckland.
Saut Situmorang's Works:
My poetry, stories and essays on literature, visual arts and film have been published in more than twenty anthologies in Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. Also in the newspapers and magazines all over Indonesia and on Indonesia-related blogs and mailing-lists. I have published three books of my own poems in Indonesia: 'little saut talks to god' (2003) , 'subversive notes' (2004) , and 'autobiography' (2007) .
Saut Situmorang Poems
Love Song Of Saut Speedy Gonzales
love is a Burmese cat running across the road & was shot at by APEC leaders’ security members love is the tampon that you mistook for a Chinese herbal tea-bag
Such Boredom (A Haiku)
The Agony Of Words
bismillah! don’t run away my alphabet, don’t! my abc
Tongue In Your Ear
there’s a staircase which leads to the roof where pigeons build their nests tough enough to protect
suppose I step into your life mother of memories mistress of mistresses like some ancient chinese junk
suppose I step into your life
mother of memories
mistress of mistresses
like some ancient chinese junk
driven by a favouring wind
bringing an evening of dreams
a full moon and silky stars
as the night gradually closes like a mystic screen...