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Author Information: Alexander Yashin

 
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also transliterated as Aleksandr Iashin. 1913-1968

Born into a peasant family, Yashin taught in a village school before going to Moscow to attend the Literary Institute of the Union of Soviet Workers there. At twenty-eight he joined the Party. His favorite medium is vers of the facile, popular variety. In the words of a Soviet critic, he is "the poet of collective farm actuality."

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