Nina Kossman is a Moscow-born poet, painter, sculptor,
bilingual writer, translator of Russian poetry, and playwright.
Her English short stories and poems have been published
in US, Canadian, British, and Dutch journals. Her Russian
prose and poems have been published in major Russian
literary journals. Among her published books are two books
of poems in Russian and English as well as two volumes of
translations of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poems. Her other books
include Behind the Border (HarperCollins, 1994), a collection
of stories about her Moscow childhood; Gods and Mortals:
Modern Poems on Classical Myths (Oxford University Press
anthology, 2001); a bilingual collection of short stories about
her teaching; and a novel originally published in English,
later translated into Russian. She lives in New York.