Poems published in Jewish magazines such as The Future, Seviva, Oifn Shvel, Yiddisher Kempfer, Montreal Heften, etc. Reviews of his book in The Forward, Keneder Adler, Canadian Jewish News.
History / Biographical
Moishe Shaffir was born in 1909. Canadian Yiddish poet, the last of the Ravitch-Zipper-Stern-Dunsky group of Montreal Yiddish literati. Author of 17 collections of poems published in Canada since 1940, presented in a rich soft folkloric language reflecting gentleness and personal strength. His outlook enabled him to bear the harshness of his Rumanian youth, the national catastrophe of the Holocaust and the years of his severe illness and virtual blindness. Many of his poems are known and published in Israel, Mexico, Argentina and the United States. He died in 1988.