HERTS KEYLES (b. April 15, 1905)
He was born in Grodzhisk (Grodzisk), near Bialystok. He attended religious elementary school and Polish public school. Over the years 1921-1928, he lived in Warsaw. From 1929 he was in Montreal, where he worked as a librarian in the Jewish Public Library. From 1930 he published articles on Yiddish literary matters and library issues in: Keneder odler (Canadian eagle), later Kanader odler, in Montreal; Tog (Day) and Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York; Biblyotek-bukh (Library book) in Montreal (1934); and Onheyb (Beginning) in Miami Beach. He also published hectographically: Biblyografye vegn leyvik (Bibliography on H. Leivick) (Montreal, 1942). His pen names included: P. Es and Herts.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 483.