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On Goenawan Mohamad’s Poems

“Every poet has a twilight in his soul,” said Derek Walcott, and this is especially true of Indonesian poet and essayist Goenawan Mohamad. Most of his poems are haunting, elusive, sensually morbid or morbidly pessimistic: a fugitive’s corpus, bred by the spirit of escape and guided only by “the … [Read more...]