Dillon (Zuchowicki), Abraham Moses

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DILLON (Zuchowicki), ABRAHAM MOSES (1883–1934), Yiddish poet. Dillon was born in Russia. In 1909 he immigrated to the United States where he experienced years of hunger and hard physical labor. As a poet, he was affiliated with the New York impressionistic movement Di Yunge. His melancholy lyrics were published in anthologies and in the book Gele Bleter ("Yellow Leaves," 1919). A more complete edition of his work, Lider fun A.M. Dillon, appeared in 1935.


Rejzen, Leksikon, s.v.; D. Ignatoff, Opgerisene Bleter (1957), 25–32; Flowering of Yiddish Literature (1963), 213ff.; M. Bassin, Amerikaner Yidishe Poezye (1940); S. Melzer, Al Naharot (1956); J. Leftwich, Golden Peacock (1939); S.I. Imber, Modern Yiddish Poetry (1927). add. bibliography: lnyl, 2 (1958), 501–2; M. Ravitch, Mayn Leksikon (1980), 4, 186–7.

[Melech Ravitch]