Bovshover, Joseph

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bovshover, Joseph


Born 1873 in Liubavichi, Mogilev Province; died 1916 in New York. Yiddish writer.

As a young boy, Bovshover ran away from home and emigrated to the USA in 1891. While working in a factory, he began to write revolutionary verses. His poetry, imbued with hatred for the exploiters, is filled with optimism and a fighting spirit. The American publishing house Freie Arbeiter Stimme published his Selected Works in 1911. His Selected Verses were published in Petrograd in 1918. A collection of Bovshover’s poetry in Yiddish appeared in the USSR in 1931.


Reisen, S. Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur, presse un filologie, vol. 1. Vilnius, 1928.
Lastik, S. “Yoseph Bovshover, 1873–1915.” In his book Mitn ponim tsum morgn. Warsaw, 1952.
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