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Leon Agusta: Breathing poetry

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, May 8 2012 | 08:58 am

PREMIUM Noted poet Leon Agusta’s journey as a man of literature began when he was at a loss for words.

His childhood in West Sumatra already immersed him, along with other children then, in the culture of spoken or sung words, as the region is among those in the archipelago known as a land of poetry.  

“My hometown [near Lake Maninjau] is a beautiful land. It is a land of pantun and...