Sunday, August 24, 2008

Who's Almost Who In Knickerbcker Village History: Harry Roskolenko

Harry Roskolenko was the thirteenth of the fourteen children of Barnett and Sara Roskolenko who migrated from the Ukraine to New York City. Growing up amid the poverty of the Lower East Side, Roskolenko was working in a factory at nine and ran away from home at thirteen. He traveled extensively in the Merchant Marine from 1920-1927. By the 1930s he was back in New York, a self-educated poet and Trotskyite. Harry authored a biography entitled, When I Was Last On Cherry Street in 1965

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