Aron Iosifovich Kopshtein

Kopshtein, Aron Iosifovich


Born Mar. 5 (18), 1915, in Ochakov; died Mar. 4, 1940, in Suoiarvi. Soviet Ukrainian poet. Wrote also in Russian.

Kopshtein entered the Gorky Literary Institute in 1939. He volunteered for the front during the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939–40 and was killed in action. His poetry reflects the labor, ideas, and aspirations of Soviet youth. Kopshtein’s books of poetry were published in Ukrainian: We Want, We Strive, We Can (1933), The Conversation (1934), Shchors Street (1936), The Source (1937), The Sunny Country (1938), and The Blue Sea (1941, posthumously).


Poezii. Introduction by S. Kryzhanivs’kii. Kiev, 1955.
Poezii. Introduction by A. Katsnel’son. Kiev, 1966.
In Russian translation:
Stikhotvoreniia. Introduction by S. Tregub. Moscow, 1956.
Radostnyi bereg. Khabarovsk, 1959.