S. MAKHLIN (b. 1890)
He was born in the small village of Libuzhe, near Mogilev on the Dnieper River, Byelorussia. He studied in a religious elementary school and graduated from a Russian public school in Mogilev. In 1906 he moved to the United States. In New York he became a printer. In 1906 he published for the first time a poem in Di varhayt (The truth). He later published poetry and sketches in: Forverts (Forward), Fraye arbeter-shtime (Free voice of labor), Fraye gezelshaft (Free society), Der tog (The day), Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal), Di feder (The pen), and Nyu yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper), among others. In book form: Shtraln (Beams [of light]), poetry (New York, 1919), 111 pp. He also used the pen name Esmakh. He was last living in New York.