VELVL VERNIK (1910-1984)
He was a poet, born in the town on Haysyn, Vinnytsya district, Ukraine, into a laboring family. In the early 1930s, he moved to Kiev, worked in construction, and in 1941 volunteered to serve at the front. He returned to Kiev after the war, and over the course of four decades he worked in a factory. He composed poetry from his youth on, and from time to time he placed them in a variety of publications. He was especially active as an author in the early 1960s when the journal Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) commenced publication in Moscow.
Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 147.