YITSKHOK FOGEL (1912-1973)
He was born in Pinsk. He moved at a very young age in 1921 to Canada and attended the Montreal Jewish Public School. He also studied at the New York Jewish teachers’ seminary. While a student in public schools, he published in Bliende tsveygelekh (Blooming twigs) in 1923 a poem—“Der shoymer” (The guard)—which was a huge success. His most important poem was “Di fisher fun tshernov” (The fisherman from Tshernov), Folks-shul-bukh (Public school book) (1929); in it he shows the influence of Kulbak and of Avrom Reyzen. He died in Paterson, New Jersey. Further information remains unknown.
Source: Kh. M. Kayzerman-Vital, Idishe dikhter in kanade (Yiddish poets in Canada) (Montreal, 1934), pp. 217, 219.