Three parodic satires by Tomaž Šalamun. Three early poems by Tomaž Šalamun from the mid-1960s give us an opportunity to examine the reception of parody,and particularly satire in the totalitarian, communist regime. The regime did not allow socio-political satire in literature: it criminalized the first poem and imprisoned the poet, and that is an un precedented case in the history of Slovenian literature. The second satirical poem remained in the shadow of the first one. The third poem used parodically and satirically a newspaper article on art history, but only brought about an offended public response by the journalist and no sanctions, because the journalist was not a notable communist politician.