Indonesian literary icon Sapardi Djoko Damono passes away at 80

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Written by Rizki Fachriansyah, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Jul 19, 2020


Trailblazing literary icon Sapardi Djoko Damono, known for his seminal poems and works of cultural criticism, passed away on Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

Senior writer and cultural critic Goenawan Mohamad tweeted the news of Sapardi’s passing.

“Poet Sapardi Djoko Damono passed away this morning after having been sick for several months,” Goenawan wrote on his official Twitter page.

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