Nina Kossman

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.

BY NINA KOSSMAN

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