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Jakarta Post

Medy Loekito: Silent poetry lonely poetry

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 30 2009   /  10:29 am

Medy Loekito: Courtesy of Family of Medy LoekitoMost writers just want to write. But Medy Loekito wants to do more — she wants to make other writers write too.Medy Loekito, now 47, has long since made a name for herself as one of Indonesia’s leading women poets. She’s also known as the “mother of young writers”, for her dedication to nurturing the careers of the nation’s emerging talents, through the Indonesian Literary Community (KSI). Medy is also known as the “mother poet of the cyber community” and founder of the Multimedia Literature Foundation, which has launched a literature site that aims to publish literary works to donate to schools and street children.“Actually KSI is just about young writers; there are also many prominent writers involved,” she says. Among these are Ahmadun Yosi Herfanda, Bambang Widiatmoko, Endang Supriyadi, Slamet Raharjo Rais, Diah Hada...