He was a contributing editor of the Communist magazine New Masses and the poetry magazines Dynamo and Blues. He contributed to many other periodicals, including Exile, The American Caravan, Free Verse, Palo Verde, Transition, and Unrest. His poetry was anthologized in the Anthology of Revolutionary Poetry.
Edward Newhouse described him as "a slender young man, of medium height, full of nervous energy; in manner, friendly, gay, sardonic." Joseph Vogel, who met him in the late 1920s, said of him "Spector was tall and lean; he had penetrating eyes. One thing I admired about him, he could immediately see through sham."
- We Gather Strength: Poems (by Herman Spector, Joseph Kalar, Edwin Rolfe, Sol Funaroff, & Michael Gold). New York: Liberal Press, 1933.
- Bastard in the Ragged Suit: Writings of, with drawings by, Herman Spector (edited by Bud Johns & Judith S Clancy). San Francisco Synergistic Press, 1977.
- ↑ Herman Spector (1905-1959), Modern American Poetry, University of Illinois, Illinois.edu, Web, Jan. 15, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bud Johns and Judith M. Clancy, "Herman Spector's Life and Career," Modern American Poetry, University of Illinois, Illinois.edu, Web, Jan. 15, 2012.
- ↑ Search results = au:Herman Spector, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Mar. 2, 2015.
- Herman Spector at Amazon.com
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