AVROM PAT (b. August 18, 1903)
He was born in Warsaw, Poland. He attended religious elementary school, yeshiva, and a commercial school. In 1920 he immigrated to Chicago where he graduated from middle school and the Jewish teachers’ seminary. He worked as a Yiddish teacher in Chicago, Boston, and Paterson. He began writing in his youth and debuted in print with an essay in Oyfsnay (Afresh) in New York in 1954. He went on to publish poetry, stories, and essays on Yiddish and American poetry for Oyfsnay (1954-1960), among them a long piece on H. Leivick. He also published in: Keneder odler (Canadian eagle) in Montreal; Der veg (The path) in Mexico City; Americaner (American), and Unzer horizont (Our horizon) in New York. In book form: Likht un shotn (Light and shadow), essays (New York, 1967), 167 pp.
Sources: Der Lebediker, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (June 12, 1955); Berl Boym, in Oyfnay (New York) (1958).
Khayim Leyb Fuks