Linus Suryadi (Kadisobo, Yogyakarta, March 3, 1951–Yogyakarta, July 30, 1999) studied English at the Foreign Language Academy (Akademi Bahasa Asing) and at the Institute for Teacher Training and Education (Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan / IKIP) Sanata Dharma (now Sanata Dharma University) but did not graduate from either. In 1970 he became active with the Persada Study Club. in 1982, he was selected to participate in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in the United States. His most famous work is the lyrical long poem Pengakuan Pariyem (1981). He edited several important anthologies of poetry, such as Tonggak, volumes 1–4 (1987). Several of his works have been translated into English and Dutch.