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Hersri - 2000
Hersri - 2000

(Yogyakarta, 1936) studied sociology in Yogyakarta and attended the Acadamy of Drama and Film. He was the representative for Indonesia from 1961 to 1965 for the Society of Writers from Asia and Africa in Colombo. From 1969 to 1978 he was a political prisoner in Jakarta and on the island of Buru. His has lived in The Netherlands since 1985 where he works as a translator. His poems and essays were published in several magazines.

Archive available for: Hersri

  • Winternachten 2000 – Winternacht 2

    Javanese Poetry from Surinam and The Netherlands

    Surinamese poet Surianto chose to write in Javanese, the language of the country of origin of his parents. He met Hersri, Javanese poet in The Netherlands. Hosted by Michiel van Kempen. Dutch/Javanese spoken.

  • 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.