Sapardi Djoko Damono’s book of never-before-seen poems for his wife released

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and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Aug 12, 2020


A book consisting of 80 poems written by the late celebrated poet Sapardi Djoko Damono for his wife Sonya Sondakh was officially launched by publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama (GPU) on Monday.

Sapardi spent two years preparing the book, which he titled mBoel, Sonya’s nickname, and planned for its release on her birthday in August before he passed away in July, according to a statement received by The Jakarta Post.

“He planned all of it himself,” said Sonya. “It was a part of his entire plan for 2020.”

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