(1922 – 1953)
Gudzenko Semen Petrovich (1922 – 1953), poet
Born March 5 in Kiev in the family of a civil engineer. In 1929 he entered the school. At the end of the decade in 1939 he entered the Moscow Historical, Philosophical and Literary Institute, which did not have to be finished – the war began.
In July 1941 Gudzenko volunteered for the front, in the army. An ordinary soldier, he participated in battles near Moscow. In the winter of 1942, together with a ski detachment, operated in the Smolensk region, where he was wounded. After recovering he worked as a lieutenant in a military newspaper. Semyon Gudzenko published his first poems in 1941 in the army press. In the following years, his books were published: One Brothers (1944), Poems and Ballads (1945), After the March (1947), The Battle (1948), The New Krai (1953).
In one of the poems Gudzenko wrote: “We will not die of old age – we will die of old wounds”. February 15, 1953 in the thirty-first year he passed away.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.