As a 19-year-old, Rachel Bluwstein (1890-1931) emigrated from Russia to Palestine. She worked on a kibbutz for several years, left to study agriculture in France, and had to return to Russia during WWI. She contracted tuberculosis while teaching children there. In 1919, she returned to Palestine, where she died at the age of 40. She always published her poems using only her first name. Her grave is an oft-visited shrine in Israel today.