AuthorsDen.com   Join | Login  

   Your Online Literary Community! 
 Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors:  Jay Dubya, iP. G. Shriver, iOdyssia Learning, iJeff Alt, iAmy Sellers, iMargaret Doner, iFrank Stephenson, i

 
Home > Author > Saut Situmorang
 
Saut Situmorang

· Become a Fan
· Contact author
· Poetry
· Stories
· Messages
· 14 Titles
· 12 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with a friend
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Saut Situmorang, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.






  Saut Situmorang           

Share  Save   [ Subscribe]        

I was born in 1966 in a small town of Tebing Tinggi, North Sumatra, Indonesia but raised in the provincial capital Medan. I did my study in Sumatra, Java, and New Zealand where I lived for 11 years. It's in Aotearoa "Land of the Long White Cloud" (NZ) I developed my writing career which I already started in Indonesia. In New Zealand also I did my BA (English Literature) and MA (Indonesian Literatu


Background Information

My major influences are the French poets (Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Lautreamont, Apollinaire, and the Surrealists), Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Aimee Cesaire, the American Beat poets, the Chinese Li Po, Indonesian Chairil Anwar, and all the shamans of this planet!

Birth Place
North Sumatra,  Indonesia
Accomplishments

I write in Indonesian and English, and my poems, short stories, essays and translations have been published in Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and Italy, as well as on the Internet. Anthologies in English in which I have my poems published are Sport 4, Ginger Stardust, New Zealand Haiku Anthology, Mutes & Earthquakes, and Tongue in Your Ear (vol. 3 & 4). I had won numerous poetry awards in Indonesia and New Zealand, such as Victoria University of Wellington Original Composition Poetry Prize (1992), University of Auckland Blues Award for Poetry (1997), NZ Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, Haiku section (1992) and "Art and Peace" National Poetry Competition (Bali, 1999). In February 1994 I was invited to "New Wellington Poets" Poetry Reading organised by NZ Poetry Society. In February 2000, a few weeks before I returned to Indonesia, a 10-minute doco-film was made on me by Auckland filmmaker Peter Larsen entitled "Saut Situmorang". In June 2003, a collection of my love poems entitled "saut kecil bicara dengan tuhan" (little saut talking to god) was published as part of the Indonesian Contemporary Poetry series by Bentang Budaya in Jogjakarta, while a collection of my political poems "catatan subversif" (subversive notes) is forthcoming from Melibas, Jakarta.

Additional Information

At present I'm planning to translate all those great poets' works (in English) that have changed my life into Indonesian. It's a way of saying "thank you, mate!" to their sacred memory. Coz poetry is truly a joy, forever!



Featured Book
Passport To HELL
by Terry Vinson

Pray your passport isn't stamped..'PERMANENT ReSiDeNt'.....  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
How To Grow A Puddle
by Edie Batstone

This second book in Edie's 'Puddle' series is filled with wonderful catchy rhyming poems that have positive nostalgic messages. Her whimsical illustrations carry the poe..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.