Monday 10 July 2017


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.
Borekh Tshubinski

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