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Joko Pinurbo dies, Indonesia loses its best poet

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In this article: Joko Pinurbo

Written by Angger Putranto, Haris Firdaus, and was originally published in Kompas.id

Apr 27, 2024

Literature Indonesia is hit by sad news. Poet Joko Pinurbo died at the age of 61 years in Yogyakarta, Saturday (27/4/2024) morning. The man who is familiarly called Jokpin is considered one of the best poets in the country because his poems are considered to have offered something new to Indonesian literature.

The news of Jokpin's death was conveyed by the editor of Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Mirna Yulistianti, who had been editing Jokpin's books. Mirna said she received the sad news from Jokpin's wife, Nurnaeni Amperawati Firmina, on Saturday morning, via the Whatsapp application.

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