MORTKHE-LIPE GORIN (LOUIS M. GOREN) (b. July 22, 1890)
He was born in Slutsk (Sluck), Byelorussia, and studied in religious primary school and the Slutsker yeshiva. Later he devoted himself to secular learning as an external student. He emigrated to the United States in 1911. While still young, he wrote correspondence pieces for Hatsofe (The spectator), Hatsfira (The siren), Had hazman (Echo of the times), and Der fraynd (The friend). In 1935 he published a booklet of poems entitled Lider fun veg (Poems of the road) (New York), 84 pp. Later he switched to English and published the books: American Lyrics and Other Poems (Boston, 1927), 109 pp.; Fancies and Songs (Boston, 1932), 156 pp.; A Rover’s Muse (New York, 1949), 30 pp. The last of his works in English was Echoes of Our Atomic Age (New York, 1954), 45 pp. in verse. In 1911 he served as editor of Der slutsker sheygets (The smart aleck from Slutsk).