Vasko Popa 5 Ocak 1991 tarihinde [[Belgrad]]'da hayatını kaybetti ve bu kentte toprağa defnedildi.
Vasko Popa wrote in a succinct [[modernist]] style that owed much to French [[surrealism]] and [[Serbia]]n folk traditions (via the influence of Serbian poet Momčilo Nastasijević) and absolutely nothing to the [[Socialist Realism]] that dominated Eastern European literature after [[World War II]]; in fact, he was the first in post-World War II Yugoslavia to break with the Socialist Realism. He created a unique poetic language, mostly elliptical, that combines a modern form, often expressed through colloquial speech and common idioms and phrases, with old, oral folk traditions of Serbia – epic and lyric poems, stories, myths, riddles, etc. In his work, earthly and legendary motifs mix, myths come to surface from the collective subconscious, the inheritance and everyday are in constant interplay, and the abstract is reflected in the specific and concrete, forming a unique and extraordinary poetic dialectics.
Since his first book of verse, ''Kora'' (''Bark''), Vasko Popa has gained steadily in stature and popularity. His poetic achievement - eight volumes of verse written over a period of thirty eight years - has received extensive critical acclaim both in his native land and beyond. He is one of the most translated Serbian poets and at the time he had become one of the most influental World poets.
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