Hyam Plutzik (July 13, 1911– January 8, 1962), a Pulitzer prize finalist, was a poet and Professor of English at the University of Rochester.


  • The Three (Yale University Prize Poem, 1933). New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1933. (Pamphlet)
  • Death at the Purple Rim (Yale University Prize Poem, 1941). Brooklyn: The Artisan Press, 1941. 37pp
  • Aspects of Proteus, a book of poems. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. 94pp.
  • Apples from Shinar: a book of poems. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1959. 59pp.
  • Horatio. New York: Atheneum, 1961. 89pp.
  • Hyam Plutzik: The Collected Poems, with a foreword by Anthony Hecht. St. Paul, Minn.: BOA Editions, 1987. 313pp.

Poems In periodicals

Pluzak also published poems in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Sewanee Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry-New York, Hopkins Review, Epoch, Furioso, Prairie Schooner, Yale Review, American Scholar, Antioch Review, New World Writing, The Nation ”, Saturday Review, Voices, Transatlantic Review, the Christian Science Monitor, and Kenyon Review.