Building on surrealist fables and traditional folktales, personal anecdotes and the tribal myths of his Serbian homeland, Vasko Popa created one of the most original poetries of the twentieth century.
Vasko Popa (1922-91) was born in Vrsac in the Serbian Banat. He was elected to the Serbian Academy in 1972 and the Academie Mallarme in Paris in 1977. He lived in Belgrade where he worked as an editor for the publishers Nolit. Morton Marcus has published ten volumes of poetry and one novel.