Saša Vegri (true name Albina Vodopivec, née Doberšek[1]) (12 February 1934 – 29 August 2010) was a Slovene poet who is also known for her books for young readers.[2]

Saša Vegri
Born(1934-02-12)12 February 1934
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Serbia)
Died29 August 2010(2010-08-29) (aged 76)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Occupationpoet
Literary movementIntimism
Notable worksMama pravi, da v očkovi glavi
Notable awardsLevstik Award
1979 for Mama pravi, da v očkovi glavi

Vegri was born in Belgrade in 1934.[1] In 1941 her family returned to Sveti Štefan and she went to school in Celje and Ljubljana. She worked as a freelance writer and a librarian. She first published her poetry in various journals in the mid 1950s. At the same time she started writing for children and young adults.[3]

She won the Levstik Award in 1979 for her work Mama pravi, da v očkovi glavi (Mum Said that in Dad's Head).[4]

Published worksEdit

Poetry for adultsEdit

  • Mesečni konj (The Moon Horse), 1958
  • Naplavljeni plen (the Washed Up Loot), 1961
  • Zajtrkujem v urejenem naročju (I Take My Breakfast in My Tidy Lap), 1967
  • Ofelija in trojni aksel (Ophelia and the Triple Axel), 1977
  • Konstelacije (Constellations), 1980

Poetry for childrenEdit

  • Jure Kvak-Kvak (George Quack-Quack), 1975
  • Mama pravi, da v očkovi glavi (Mum Said that in Dad's Head), 1978
  • To niso pesmi za otroke ali kako se dela otroke (These Are Not Poems For Children Or on How You make Children), 1983
  • Kaj se zgodi, če kdo ne spi (What Can Happen If One Doesn't Sleep), 1991

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stanko Janež (1971). Živan Milisavac (ed.). Jugoslovenski književni leksikon [Yugoslav Literary Lexicon]. Novi Sad (SAP Vojvodina, SR Serbia: Matica srpska. p. 559.
  2. ^ Obituary in Delo, 1 September 2010
  3. ^ Albina Vodopivec on the Slovene Biographical Lexicon site
  4. ^ The Levstik Award on the Mladinska Knjiga Publishing House site