Saut Situmorang

Rookie (29 June 1966 / Tebing Tinggi, North Sumatra, Indonesia)

Biography of Saut Situmorang

Saut Situmorang poet

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) . Updates

After Baudelaire

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...

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