In addition to Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow, there was a third Jewish-American Nobel Laureate in literature (“Mr. Bellow’s Planet,” May 10; Letters, May 24). Joseph Brodsky was a Russian poet, born in 1940. Expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, he immigrated to the United States, where he taught at several universities . In 1987 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for “an all-embracing authorship imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity.” In 1991 he was named the U.S .poet laureate. Brodsky died in New York City in 1996, at the age of 56.