PINKHES GUDMAN (PINCUS GOODMAN) (April 1881-January 1947)
He was born in Łowicz, Warsaw region, Poland, into a family of poor tradesmen. He studied in religious primary school and on his own in the synagogue study hall. At age thirteen he lost his father and mother during an epidemic. He became a weaver in Lodz. Early in the twentieth century, he emigrated to the United States, where until his final days he was employed in silk-weaving in Paterson, New Jersey. He published poems in the Forverts (Forward), Dovid Pinski’s Arbayter (Worker), and Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor)—all in New York. Among his books: Der veber, lider (The weaver, poems) (Paterson, 1922), 38 pp.; In geshpan, lider un gedikhtn (In harness, songs and poems) (New York, 1923), 160 pp., second enlarged edition (New York, 1926), 303 pp.; In geshpan, vol. 2 (New York, 1932), 271 pp.; In geshpan, vol. 3 (Paterson, 1940), 260 pp.; In geshpan, vol. 4 (New York, 1945), 262 pp.; In geshpan, vol. 5 (Paterson, 1951), 240 pp.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; P. Vyernik, in Morgn zhurnal (New York) (April 17, 1932); Sh. Slutski, Avrom reyzen biblyografye (Avrom Reyzen bibliography) (New York), nos. 4752, 5244; Kh. L. Fuks, in Fun noentn over, vol. 3 (New York, 1957), p. 270.