GENEVA (Oct. 17)
Three Soviet Yiddish poets were represented–in Russian translation–in a special collection of poetry published in Moscow to mark a “Poetry Day” celebrated there September 30, it was reported in an issue of the Warsaw Yiddish newspaper “Folkshtimme” which reached here today. The three–Peretz. Markish, Shmuel Halkin and Leih Kvitko–were all arrested at one time and of them only Halkin is still living. The work of Markish was preceded by a long foreword written by the Soviet poet Alexei Surkov and Kvitko’s work by a foreword contributed by another poet. Alexander Zharov. Surkov’s foreword, in which he pays tribute to Markish’s poetry, also includes a reference to the expected publication of a new collection of work by Markish, in Russian translation.