Shloyme Shvarts


שלמה שװארץ (Shloyme Shvarts) (Selwyn S. Schwartz, 1907–1988) was a Yiddish and English poet born in Kobryn in what is now Belarus. He immigrated to the United States in 1920 and graduated from the University of Chicago. He was sometimes called the “poet of Chicago,” and his Yiddish poetry appeared in אידישער קוריִער (The Daily Jewish Courier), שיקאַגאָ (Chicago), צוקונפֿט (Future), אידישער קעמפֿער (The Jewish Fighter), אין זיך (Introspectivism), and elsewhere. Among his editorial work is the אנטאלאגיע מיטוועסט-מיירעוו, 1933–1932, an anthology of Yiddish writing in the USAmerican West and Midwest. He published several volumes of poetry including בלױמאָנטיק (Blue Monday) (1938), אַמעריקע (America) (1940), גאלדענער גלות (Golden exile) (1971), and others. He also published five collections of poetry in English, including The Poet in Blue Minor (1942), Passages of Refuge (1942), Preface to Maturity (1944), Letters to My Unborn Son (1947), and Horn in the Dust (1949).