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Agam Wispi

Sumatra (1930). Wispi worked as a journalist in Jakarta and Medan from 1952 to 1962. He was press officer of the Indonesian Navy from 1962 to 1965. For political reasons, he moved to China where he lived from 1965 to 1970. After that he studied and worked at the Deutsche Bucherei in Leipzig. Since 1988 he lives in Amsterdam. Agam Wispi is primarily known as a poet, but he also wrote a play and several short stories. He translated Faust in Indonesian. His poems are well known and much loved in Indonesia. .
WN 2001

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  • Winternachten 2000 – Winternacht 1

    Indonesia and East Timor: Poetry in Exile

    Abe Barreto Soares, East-Timorese resistance-poet; Hersri and Agam Wispi, Indonesian poets in exile in The Netherlands met their fellow-countrymen from Indonesia, poets Goenawan Mohamad and Sitok Srengenge. Kees Snoek was hosting the poets. The five guests also read some of their poems. English/Indonesian spoken.