Kulbak, Moyshe (1896–1937) By Rozenfeld, Anna
Moyshe Kulbak was a leading Yiddish modernist poet, novelist, and playwright. Born in Smorgon near Vilna, he received a traditional religious education. His youthful works were created in Hebrew, then he began writing in Yiddish. He made his Yiddish debut in 1916 and published his first book, Shirim [Poems], in 1920.