Monday, 22 April 2019


ARN-YANKEV KRIZOVSKI (May 20, 1891-August 1960)
            He was a poet, born in a village in the Vilna region.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva.  In 1913 he made his way to the United States.  He began publishing poetry and stories in: the Vilna periodicals Lekoved peysekh (In honor of Passover) (1908), edited by Lipman Levin, and Leben un visenshaft (Life and science) (1909); in Warsaw publications; and later in American journals Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Dos idishe folk (The Jewish people), Idisher gayst (Jewish spirit), Idishe shriftn (Yiddish writings), Tsukunft (Future), Literarishe heftn (Literary notebooks), and Nyu-yorker vokhnblat (New York weekly newspaper).  His work also appeared in Nakhmen Mayzil’s Amerike in yidishn vort antologye (America in Yiddish, an anthology) (New York: Ikuf, 1955).  His writings include: Mayne hartsige gezangen (My heartfelt songs), vol. 1 (New York: Art Publishing Co., 1919), 126 pp.; Blutvayn, poemen un lider (Blood wine, poetry) (New York, 1933), 218 pp.; Dos teglekhe broyt (Daily bread) (New York, 1946), 222 pp.; Sonetn (Sonnets) (New York, 1953), 158 pp.  Pen names include: Krayzlin, Krizant, Krizoldin, Kruso, and Himlen-Zeger.  He died in Brooklyn.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; M. Shalit, in Di tsayt (Vilna) (1909); Avrom Reyzen, in Di feder (New York) (1949), p. 250; Yankev Glatshteyn, in Idisher kemfer (New York) (July 24, 1953); Shmuel Niger, in Tog (New York) (November 13, 1955); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Leyzer Ran

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