Beni Satryo: Play with words, with sprinkles of dry humor

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About Beni Satryo,
Written by Marcel Thee, and was originally published in The Jakarta Post,
Jun 11, 2018

At first glance, Jakarta-based writer and poet Beni Satryo’s work comes across as being imbued with sprinkles of dry humor and droll sarcasm, the kind that is not atypical to “young”-ish, 20-something purveyors of the pen such as himself.

But dig deeper, and that element of semi-comedy dissipates to make place for a refreshing earnestness: a naturally unpretentious sense of words and lines that is unique in its straightforward honesty.

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