ROKHL LINOV (RACHEL LEENOV) (December 1889-August 27, 1957)
She was born in Horki (Gorki), Byelorussia, into a working-class family. She attended a Russian public school and a Russian high school. For a time she lived in Vitebsk, where she worked as a teacher and was active in the Zionist youth movement. In 1914 she moved to the United States where she worked in a sweatshop in New York. In 1921 she settled in Washington, where she was active in the Women Pioneers. She published poetry in a variety of journals. After her death a committee of her friends brought out her book: Lirishe klangen, lider (Lyrical sounds, poems) (Washington, 1958), 158 pp. She died in Washington.
Source: Y. Freylikhov, introduction to Lirishe klangen, lider (Lyrical sounds, poems) (Washington, 1958).