Branko Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Миљковић; 29
January 1934 – 12 February 1961) was an iconic Serbian poet.
He was best known throughout Yugoslavia, the
Soviet Union and other
countries of the
Eastern Bloc for his influential writings. At a time
when no one could have foreseen anything but a bright future for the
poet, he died prematurely in 1961 at the age of 27. He was found
hanging from a tree in Zagreb, today's Croatia. This controversial
incident was officially recorded as a suicide.
In his one-line poem "Epitaph," he writes "Ubi me prejaka reč" ("I
was killed by a word too strong") almost sensing his premature end of
life. During the last years of his life, he published five books of
poetry (I Wake Her in Vain, Death against Death, The Origin of Hope,
Fire and Nothing, The Shining Blood, criticism, and translations of
the French Symbolists and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam. He continues
to influence poets to this day.
Politika (2011-10-02). "Kako je stradao Branko Miljković" (in
Serbian). Retrieved 2017-07-24.
Politika (2011-03-10). "Izložba o Branku Miljkoviću" (in Serbian).
Branko Miljkovic poetry /English/
Translated works by Branko Miljković
Branko Miljković on web site Poetabg (in Serbian)
Short biography written by Kosta Dimitrijević and published on
Poemhunter website and archived 
Short biography on Znanje (in Serbian)
Works (in Serbian)
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Branko Miljković.
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