MOTL POSINSKI (1903-March 8, 1924)
He was born in Bialystok. He studied in religious elementary school. He was orphaned at a young age. He demonstrated talent for writing, painting, and modeling in clay. He made his way to the United States and worked in a steel factory in Pittsburgh. Over an unhappy love affair, he shot himself at the threshold of his beloved’s door. After his death there was published in Frayhayt (Freedom) in New York his poem “Kin” (Kindling), which won third prize in a poetry competition run by the newspaper.
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.