YOSL BUKHBINDER (b. 1908)
He was born in Chernigov (Chernihiv), graduating in 1929 from the Odessa Jewish Pedagogical Technikum and in 1933 from the Kiev Pedagogical Institute. By 1936 he was living in Vitebsk, Byelorussia, working as a Soviet Yiddish writer. He began publishing in 1927. His poems were translated into Ukrainian by Maksym Rylsky, Volodymyr Sosyura, and Mark Zisman. Among his books: Lirishe motivn (Lyrical motifs) (Kiev, 1940), 117 pp.; Komandir Syzov (Commander Syzov) (Kharkov-Kiev, 1936), 76 pp.; Mit likhtike oygn, lider (With bright eyes, poems) (Moscow: Sovetski pisatel, 1975), 160 pp.; Noente vaytn (Proximate distant) (Moscow: Sovetski pisatel, 1983), 134 pp.
Sources: Abrom Avtshuk, Etyudn un materialn tsu der geshikhte fun der yidisher literatur bavegung in FSRR (Studies and material for the history of the Yiddish literature movement in the Soviet Union) (Kharkov, 1934), p. 263; Eynikeyt (Moscow) (April 1, 1947); Biblyografisher arkhiv fun der yidisher sovetisher literatur (Bibliographic archive of Soviet Yiddish literature), YIVO (New York).
[Addition information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 71.]