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Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
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Moyshe-Leyb Halpern (1886-1932) has been called the most ferocious and original, and possibly the greatest, of the Yiddish poets. He was also a notable visual artist. Dislocation and poverty dominated his life. He was born in Zlochev and died in New York. A selection of Halpern’s poems, translated and edited by Kathryn Hellerstein, is published by the Jewish Publications Society. (updated 1989)

AGNI has published the following work:

Isaac Leybush Peretz
by Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
Translated from the Yiddish by Robert Pinsky
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