Taufik Ismail Poet

Taufik ismail

Taufiq Ismail is an Indonesian poet and author, devout Muslim, and a committed activist. Ismail figured prominently in Indonesian literature of the post-Sukarno period and is considered one of the pioneers of the "Generation of '66". He completed his education at the University of Indonesia. Before becoming active as a writer, he taught at the Institut Pertanian Bogor. In 1963, he signed the "Cultural Manifesto"; a document that opposed linking art to politics. This cost him his teaching position at the Institut. Ismail wrote many poems, of which the best-known are Malu (Aku) Jadi Orang Indonesia, Tirani dan Benteng, Tirani, Benteng, Buku Tamu Musim Perjuangan, Sajak Ladang Jagung, Kenalkan, Saya Hewan, Puisi-puisi Langit, Prahara Budaya : Kilas Balik Ofensif Lekra, Ketika Kata Ketika Warna and Seulawah-Antologi Sastra Aceh. Bored with his serious style, in 1970 he began writing poems mixed with humor. He has won many awards, including the "Cultural Visit Award" from the Australian government (1977) and the S.E.A. Write Award (1994). Taufiq Ismail was born in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, June 25, 1935). He grew up from teacher and journalist family.

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Date of birth
June 25th, 1935




1. University of Indonesia Colleges/University

The Universitas Indonesia, (in Indonesia abbreviated as UI) is a state, comprehensive world class university located in Depok, West Java and Salemba, Jakarta, Indonesia. Universitas Indonesia is the oldest tertiary-level educational institution in Indonesia (known as the Dutch East Indies at the time that UI was established). Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multi-culture, and humanism campus that covers wide arrays of scientific disciplines.

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Universitas Indonesia UI Campus, 16424 - Depok, West Java
Official web page www.ui.ac.id
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b. 1930., Politician
b. 1932., Diplomat
b. 1936., Politician
b. 1933., Indonesian Speaker
b. 1939., Politician
b. 1935., Politician
b. 1940., Person or entity appearing in film
b. 1930., Academic

2. Whitefish Bay High School High school

Whitefish Bay High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in the village of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States. Enrollment is approximately 950, in grades 9 through 12.

Type High school
1200 East Fairmount Avenue, 53217 - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Official web page www.wfbschools.com
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b. 1970., Baseball Infielder
b. 1967., Actor
b. 1988., Actor
b. 1942., Law professor
b. 1926., Actor
b. 1947., Actor
b. 1986., Basketball Shooting guard

Written work

1.Walking Westward in the Morning: Seven Contemporary Indonesian Poets

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1990. by Lontar Foundation at Jakarta (260 pages)


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