Golodny, Mikhail

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GOLODNY, MIKHAIL (Mikhail Semyonovich Epshtein ; 1903–1949), Russian poet. Golodny was first inspired by the heroism of the civil war and wrote verse distinguished for its simplicity and song-like quality. His World War ii collections include Pesni i ballady Otechestvennoy voyny ("Songs and Ballads of… War," 1942) and Stikhi ob Ukraine ("Poems about the Ukraine," 1942). Golodny's Stikhi, ballady, pesni ("Poems, Ballads, Songs") appeared in 1952.