Monday 18 April 2016


LEONARD WOLF (b. 1923)
            He was born in Vulcan, Romania.  In 1930 he was brought to the United States.  He studied in school and graduated later from California State University, where he also completed his M. A. degree, and later received his doctoral degree from the University of Iowa.  He was assistant professor of English and creative writing at San Francisco State University.  He is a prominent American poet.  His poems have appeared in the best American literary magazines, such as: Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, Poetry, Yale Review, Commentary, Hudson Review, and elsewhere.  He writes his poems, as he himself explains, “initially in Yiddish and only then translates them into English.”  Tsukunft (Future) in New York (November 1959), p. 443, published three of his poems—“Mayn mame” (My mother), “In yene teg” (In those days), and “A fargenign aza” (Such a delight)—together with a short biography of the author.

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