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Darmanto Jatman was born in 1942 and completed his graduate and post graduate degrees at Gadjah Mada University. He taught psychology of communication at the Faculty of Social and Politics at Diponegoro University, studies Basic Humanities in Hawaii and Development planning at The University College, London, before embarking on a full-fledged writing career.

He began writing as a Senior High School student due to his urge to understand theology and philosophy and wrote poems which related to common people before moving on to a wider spectrum of writing.

Darmanto published his first collection of poetry in 1975 and since that time has continued to publish many collections of stories. He calls his poetry "an experiential poetry which appeared from amazed experiences on my daily life until my enlightenment experience, including my experience in using language. I wrote and shared my experience to others in what I called "interexperiencing" I tired to involve my experiences as well as possible, i.e. through my imagination, books... to enrich my inner life".

Darmanto was judged on his collection of poems called Istri.

Istri
Darmanto Jatman

PATRIOTISME KROMO
Indonesia Incorporated
Menguhah ambisi jadi dedikasi

Pulang studi dari Jepang
Kromo bolanja semangat Bushido
Belajar melukis sumi'e
sembari latihan kendo
di desanya, di kebon mbako

kalau mau gemah ripah loh jinawi
Indonesia mestinya jadi perusahaan saja
Ada presiden direkturnya, ada presiden
komisarisnya
satpam, serikat perkerja
tapi yang penting, ada Basic Philosophi=nya
Ini bukan sekedar transformasi budaya
Ini metamorphoses bangsa!

Istri
Darmanto Jatman

PATRIOTISME KROMO
Indonesia Incorporated
Menguhah ambisi jadi dedikasi

Pulang studi dari Jepang
Kromo bolanja semangat Bushido
Belajar melukis sumi'e
sembari latihan kendo
di desanya, di kebon mbako

kalau mau gemah ripah loh jinawi
Indonesia mestinya jadi perusahaan saja
Ada presiden direkturnya, ada presiden
komisarisnya
satpam, serikat perkerja
tapi yang penting, ada Basic Philosophi=nya
Ini bukan sekedar transformasi budaya
Ini metamorphoses bangsa!