Who is Vasko Popa

Vasile "Vasko" Popa (Serbian Cyrillic: Васко Попа; June 29, 1922 – January 5, 1991) was a Serbian poet.


Popa was born in the village of Grebenac (Romanian: Grebenaţ), Vojvodina, Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia). After finishing high school, he enrolled as a student at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy. He continued his studies at the University of Bucharest and in Vienna. During World War II, he fought as a partisan and was imprisoned in a German concentration camp in Bečkerek (today Zrenjanin, Serbia).

After the war in 1949, Popa graduated from the Romanic group of the Faculty of Philosophy at Belgrade University. He published his first poems in the magazines Književne novine (Literary Magazine) and the daily Borba (S...
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Vasko Popa Poems

  • The Admirers Of The Little Box
    Sing little box

    Don't let sleep overtake you
    The world's awake within you ...
  • Wedding
    Each strips his own skin
    Each bares his own constellation
    Which has never seen the night
  • Far Within Us #1
    We raise our arms
    The street climbs into the sky
    We lower our eyes
    The roofs go down into the earth ...
  • Far Within Us #4
    Green gloves rustle
    On the avenue's branches

    The evening carries us under its arm ...
  • The Benefactors Of The Little Box
    We'll return the little box
    Into the arms
    Of her inconspicuously honest properties
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World 8 Earth 7 Face 6 Open 5 Sky 4 Head 4 Skin 4 Time 4 Walk 3 Game 3

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Theamscho: vasko popa, born in serbia in 1922, is considered one of the great poets of the 20th century. “give me back my rags,” this week’s read me a poem pick, exemplifies his succinct, idiomatic, and often surreal style.
Seansingerpoet: vasko popa (tr. from serbo-croatian by charles simic
Theamscho: for this week’s read me a poem, amanda holmes recites “give me back my rags” by serbian poet vasko popa.
Michellemurphym: “give me back my rags” by vasko popa - the american scholar a brilliant reading!
Theamscho: vasko popa’s concise, elliptical verse draws frequently from surrealism and serbian folklore. in “give me back my rags,” he imagines a childlike conversation with a mysterious nemesis. listen to amanda holmes read the 14-part poem here:
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