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Ljubivoje Ršumović

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Ljubivoje Ršumović (Serbian Љубивоје Ршумовић) (born 1939) is a famous poet from Serbia . Ršumović is predominantly a writer and poet for children, however with significant body of works in literature for grown-ups.

Ršumović ranks amongst the greatest children poets in the Serbo-Croat language, along with Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Miroslav Antić, Desanka Maksimović and Duško Radović

Born 1939 in Ljubiš village on Zlatibor. His Parents were Milesa his mother and his father Mihailo Ršumović. He was educated in, Ljubiš, Čajetina, Užice and Belgrade. He graduated at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology

[From lyrikline.org]

Ršumović was editor, director, and script-writer of some of the most popular TV programs for children. His poetry was organized in spontaneous and songlike pattern. Rsumović is among the first poets in Serbia who speaks in favour of children’s rights and writes songs about it.

He was awarded many poetry awards, among which the prestigious UNESCO Award for his “Primer of Children rights”.