Wednesday 10 July 2019


BEN-TSIEN SHO (May 25, 1883-July 1957)
            He was a poet, born in Byelsk, Grodno Province.  His original surname was Shostak.  He was a cloth manufacturer in Bialystok.  He was in Russia 1917-1918, and in 1926 he emigrated to Chicago.  He published poems in Chicago’s Idisher kuryer (Jewish courier) and publications of Bialystokers in the United States.  In book form: Folks gezang, dray naye lider (Folk song, three new poems) (Pyotrkov, 1904/1905), 14 pp., using the pen name Sh. A.—authorship needs clarification; and Geklibene lider (Selected poems) (Chicago, 1948), 333 pp.  He died in Chicago.
Beyle Gottesman

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