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Yazep PUSHCHA

Belarusian poet

Yazep PUSHCHA, Belarusian poet. Real name: PLASHCHINSKY.

Background

PUSHCHA, Yazep was born in 1902 in village Karalishchavichi, now Minsk Oblast.

Education

Attended courses on Belorussology, Belarusian Popular Commissariat of Education. 1929 graduated Philology Faculty, Leningrad University.

Career

Since 1919 in various public education depts., Minsk and Mozyr. Taught Belarusian language and literature in school and on courses. 1923 and 1926 co-founder, Belarusian literature association “Maladnyak” (The Young Generation and “Uzvyshcha” (Eminence).

1930 arrested and exiled to Shadrinsk in the Urals. After repeal of sentence lived in south of USSR. 1957 returned to Belarusian after rehabilitation.