Sapardi Djoko Damono reveals why he became a poet

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About Sapardi Djoko Damono,
and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Sep 13, 2017

The 77-year-old writer of Hujan Bulan Juni (Rain in June) recently revealed what had started him off as a poet. “I couldn’t be a general because I was too thin, I was [also] not strong enough to become a farmer,” Sapardi half-jokingly told Antara news agency during the launch of his latest book, Manuskrip Sajak (Poetry Manuscript), in Jakarta on Thursday.

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