Tuesday 9 May 2017


SHIN LEV (b. 1895)
            He was born in Warsaw, Poland.  He immigrated to the United States in 1911.  He debuted in print in 1916 with a poem in Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor).  From that time, he published poems in: the daily newspaper Di idishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia; in the journals 1925, 1926, In zikh (Introspective), Unzer bukh (Our book), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), Zamlungen (Collections), and Hayntike lider (Contemporary poetry)—in New York; Shikage (Chicago); Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) in Moscow; and others.  He also published stories and critical essays on poetry and art.  In addition, he was a painter and was known in the art world under the name Lev Landau.  He had many art exhibitions and his works may be found in a string of museums and private collections.  In book form: Metropolye (Metropolis), poetry (New York, 1929), 127 pp.

Source: Yidishe kultur (New York) (June 1970).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 342-43.

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