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Moscow born, Nina Kossman is a painter, sculptor, bilingual writer, poet and playwright. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Moscow, Philadelphia, and New York.  The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a UNESCO/PEN Short Story Award, grants from Foundation for Hellenic Culture and Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, she is the author of two books of poems in Russian and English as well as the translator of two volumes of Marina Tsvetaevas’s poetry. Her other books include “Behind the Border” (HarperCollins,1994) and “Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths” (Oxford University Press, 2001). Several of her plays have been produced off-off-Broadway.  She lives in New York.

Publications

BOOKS:

Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths, anthology, Oxford University Press, 2001.
http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Mortals-Modern-Poems-Classical/dp/0195133412/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444693041&sr=8-1&keywords=nina+kossman ;
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gods-and-mortals-9780195133417?cc=us&lang=en&
Nina Kossman. Behind the Border. William Morrow / Harper Collins, 1994 (hardcover); Beechtree / William Morrow (Harper Collins) (paperback). Asunaro Shobo, Tokyo, 1994 (in Japanese).
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Border-Nina-Kossman/dp/0688147429/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1444693041&sr=8-5&keywords=nina+kossman
The Story of Little Ai.  http://www.amazon.com/Story-Little-Ai-Adventures-Thirteenth-Century/dp/1517413907/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8
Poem of the End. Selected and Narrative Lyrical Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva. Translated by Nina Kossman.  Ardis Publishers / Overlook Press, 1998.
Overlook Press: http://www.overlookpress.com/categories/poem-of-the-end.html
http://www.amazon.com/Poem-End-Selected-Narrative-Lyrical/dp/0875011764/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444627042&sr=1-3&keywords=nina+kossman
По правую руку сна. Poems in Russian and English. (Побережье, 1998)

In the Inmost-Hour-Soul-Vox-Humana.Selected poems by Marina Tsvetaeva. Translated by Nina Kossman. Humana Press, 1989.
http://www.amazon.com/Inmost-Hour-Soul-Vox-Humana/dp/0896031373/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444627042&sr=1-4&keywords=nina+kossman
Pereboi, Poems in Russian and English. Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, Moscow, 1990.
Перебои: стихотворения – Нина Косман (Коссман)- Google Books
https://books.google.com/books/about/%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%B8.html?id=BKvTAAAAMAAJ

 

TRANSLATIONS OF RUSSIAN POETRY IN ANTHOLOGIES

Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford, 2001.
Divine Inspiration: The Life of Jesus in World Poetry Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford, 1998.
World Poetry, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1998.
In the Grip of Strange Thoughts: Contemporary Russian Poetry, ed. J. Kates, Zephyr Press, Boston, MA, 1999.
The Gospels in Our Image: An Anthology Harcourt Brace, New York/San Diego, 1995.
Twentieth Century Russian Poetry Doubleday, 1993.

TRANSLATIONS OF RUSSIAN POETRY IN LITERARY MAGAZINES AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

When Women Waken http://www.whenwomenwaken.org/poems-by-marina-tsvetaeva-translated-by-nina-kossman/
Words Without Borders.
http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/contributor/nina-kossman
METAMORPHOSES -journal of literary translation-
http://www.smith.edu/metamorphoses/issues/1999summer.html
Center for the Art of Translation. Two Lines, issue 10: Parties
http://www.catranslation.org/volumes/parties
Columbia, Issue 29, 1998
The American Voice, No. 46, 1998
The Raddle Moon, Issue 4, International Women Writers Issue
The Antioch Review, Volume 55, Number 2, Spring 1997
Artful Dodge, issue 34/35, The College of Wooster, Ohio
Alea, Issue 4, Spring / Summer 1995
Poet Lore,Volume 89, Number 3, 1994
An Explorer’s Guide to Russia, Zephyr Press, Boston / Canongate Press, Edinburgh, 1994
The Antigonish Review, Number 99, Fall 1994
International Poetry Review, Vol. XIX, 1, Spring 1993
Epiphany, Summer 1993
The Literary Review, Volume 34, Number 3, Spring 1991
Russian Literary Triquarterly, No. 22, Ardis Publishers, 1989
Prism International, vol. 23, Number 3, March 1985
City Lights Review, Issue 1, San Francisco, 1987
Vassar Review, Winter 1984
Silo, Bennington College, Vermont, 1980

POETRY AND SHORT STORIES IN RUSSIAN (as “Нина Косман” )

Подборка стихов. Poems   http://www.kontinent.org/nina-kosman-podborka-stihov/
Стихи и картины. Poems and paintings in “Мастерская” http://club.berkovich-zametki.com/?p=25830
Подборка стихов. Poems   http://evreimir.com/130915/letit-telegramma/
Рассказ в МК (“Моск. комсомолец”) (“Как я взорвалась”)     http://www.mk.ru/seteratura/2017/03/09/kak-ya-vzorvalas.html
Подборка стихов. Poems in “Российский колокол” http://ros-kolokol.ru/russkoe-zarubezhie/vidish-kak-solntse-pryachet.html
Рассказ в МК (“Московский комсомолец”)”Секрет” http://www.mk.ru/seteratura/2016/12/28/sekret.html
Рассказ в МК (“Московский комсомолец”)  Бесплатная мазь  http://www.mk.ru/seteratura/2016/11/08/besplatnaya-maz.html
Рассказ в МК (“Московский комсомолец”) “Мёд”  http://www.mk.ru/seteratura/2016/09/25/myod.html
Рассказы о детстве    https://etazhi-lit.ru/publishing/prose/309-detskie-rasskazy-o-detstve.html
Poems in  Слово/Word   http://litbook.ru/article/9066/
Poems and paintings in Среда: http://www.sreda1.org/sredotochie-2-n-kosman
Poems in Связь времён http://www.thetimejoint.com/node/1109
Poems in Связь времён http://www.thetimejoint.com/taxonomy/term/3846
Poems in Russian Women Modern Poetry in Translation
http://www.amazon.com/Russian-Women-Modern-Poetry-Translation/dp/0953382486/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444621626&sr=1-13&keywords=nina+kossman
Перебои: стихотворения – Нина Коссман – Google Books
https://books.google.com/books/about/%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%B8.html?id=BKvTAAAAMAAJ
An Anthology of Contemporary Russian Women Poets. Edited by Daniel Weissbort and Valentina Polukhina. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 2005
Russian Women Poets, Modern Poetry in Translation, No. 20, King’s College, London, 2002
Литературный витраж,ed. by Vadim Kreyd and Anatoly Liberman, The Association of Russian-American Scholars in the USA, 1996
Побережье (Poberezhye / The Coast), Philadelphia, 1993, 1994, 1995
Новый Журнал (The New Review), 184-185, 192-193, New York, 1991, 1993
Вестник, Maryland, 9/1/91
Встречи, Philadelphia, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997

POEM TRANSLATIONS INTO RUSSIAN (as “Нина Косман” )

«ВЕК ПЕРЕВОДА» Переводы стихов  Кавафиса
http://www.vekperevoda.com/1950/kosman.htm

Библиотека Ферганы. Переводы стихов Кавафиса
http://library.ferghana.ru/kavafis/kosman.htm

Нина Косман : Переводчик с испанского языка
http://mir-es.com/or.php?g=6

POETRY IN ENGLISH

Contemporary Verse 2. The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Thinking, vol. 38, issue 4. Spring 2016.
When Women Waken (Nov. 2015) http://www.whenwomenwaken.org/two-poems-by-nina-kossman/
Modern Poetry Review. Issue 2, March 2015
http://www.modernpoetryreview.com/poetry/ismul-the-boy-warrior-by-nina-kossman/
Leader’s Guide, Lectionary-Based Materials, Morehouse Education Resources, Denver, Colorado, Spring B 2012
Latitude on 2nd, Poetry Anthology, Spring 2012
Empirical, Premier Issue, June 2012
http://empiricalmag.blogspot.com/2012/11/from-empirical-archives-syrinx-by-nina.html
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford, 2001
Virginia Quarterly Review, vol.72, Number 2, 1996
The Gospels in Our Image: An Anthology Harcourt Brace, New York/San Diego, 1995.
The Connecticut Poetry Review,Volume 14, number 1, 1995
Prairie Schooner, Volume 70, Number 3, Fall 1996
Quarterly West, No. 40, Summer 1995
Orbis, no. 89/90, Summer / Autumn 1993, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK
International Women Poets Anthology, LIPS, Issue 17, 1993
Orphic Lute, Vancouver, Canada, 1993
Alea, Number 1, Spring 1990
The New Renaissance, Vol. VIII, No.2, 1989
Southern Humanities Review, Spring 1986

SHORT STORIES IN LITERARY MAGAZINES

Tin House, Vol. 5, Number 3, Spring 2004
Confrontation, No. 72/73, Fall 2000/Winter 2001
Nuestra Voz / Our Voice, Anthologia del Comite de Escritoras del PEN Club Internacional, Salta, Argentina, 2001
Art Times, June 2000
Michigan Poetry Review, Arthur Miller issue, University of Michigan, Fall 1998
Columbia, issue 29, 1998
Prism International, Vol. 36, No.2, Winter 1998
Short stories (translated into Dutch) in Horizon, Belgium, Number 102, winter 1997-1998; Number 103, Summer 1998; Number 104, winter 1998-1999
The Threepenny Review, #71, Fall 1997
Wind Magazine, Number 80, 1997
Pen International, Volume XIV, Number 2, 1995
Mundus Artium, Volume XV, Numbers 1&2, 1985
The New Southern Literary Messenger, Richmond, Virginia, Spring 1985
Sepia, Cornwall, England, 1985

PLAYS

Театр абсурда “Водные процедуры”
 Подарки иностранцев
“Mirror”, published by Off the Wall Plays  http://offthewallplays.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Mirror-half-script.pdf
Moonlit Wings production of “Mirror”, Nina Kossman’s play for children
https://www.facebook.com/MoonlitWingsPro/photos/a.10154128157058502.1073741847.15846008501/10154128157268502/
Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2000. Smith and Kraus, 2000
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2233729.Women_Playwrights, http://www.smithandkraus.com/htdocs/store.php?b=1575252481 ,
221 One-Minute Monologues for Women. Edited by Capecci and Ziegler Aston
http://smithandkraus.com/sk/monologues/60-seconds-to-shine/
Foreign Gifts was performed by The Ventura Court Theatre, Studio City, CA (March 1998)
One-act plays (From Russia with Gum, The Road to City Hall, Miracles) produced by The Theatre Studio, 1997-1998
LITERARY CRITICISM & DRAMA REVIEWS IN RUSSIAN
Нина Косман (Нью-Йорк). Безглагольный динамизм поэтической речи Цветаевой
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz031370373inh.pdf (A Centennial Symposium Dedicated to Marina Tsvetaeva, Norwich Symposia on Russian Literature and Culture)
“Иерархия жертвенности в трагедии Цветаевой “Ариадна” (Побережье #3, 1994)
Reviews of off-Broadway plays in Novoye Russkoe Slovo, 1995-1996
Вестник, Russian-language biweekly, “Ветхий Завет и современная поэзия”, April 4, 1995

ART IN JOURNALS

Paintings in Novyi Kontinent    http://www.kontinent.org/kartiny-niny-kosman/
Poems and paintings in “Мастерская” http://club.berkovich-zametki.com/?p=25830
Paintings and a root sculpture in FLAR: http://Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review  (https://issuu.com/amybayne/docs/flar_fall_2016/182     https://issuu.com/amybayne/docs/flar_fall_2016/206   )
Paintings in  http://www.teksto.in/article-art-essay.php
Three paintings in “Minetta Review”, Spring 2016
Two paintings in “Les Cabinets des Polytheistes”   http://www.amazon.com/Cabinets-Polytheistes-Anthology-Fables-Nursery/dp/1532728174
Stalagmite Sculptures in So to Speak Journal  http://sotospeakjournal.org/stalagmite-sculptures/
When Women Waken http://www.whenwomenwaken.org/?s=Nina+Kossman
Painting  (Poseidon”) in “From the Roaring Deep” (back cover and title page): http://www.amazon.com/Roaring-Deep-Devotional-Poseidon-Spirits/dp/1515274578
Ealain Magazine, Boksburg, South Africa, June 2015
Bohemianism
http://www.bohemianizm.com/art-from-nina-kossman/

SELECTED REVIEWS OF N.K.’S WORK:

Nina Kossman`s interview
https://www.kirkusreviews.cm/book-reviews/nina-kossman/behind-the-border/
The Journal of Hellenic Studies / Volume 125 / November 2005, pp 201-201. Copyright © The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies 2005
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8353042
Тартаковский, Пётр. “Нынче душа совершает набег…”. Побережье (Poberezhye / The Coast), Philadelphia, 1996
Вяч. Завалишин, “Лазейка в Озон: Н.Косман. Перебои”. Новый Журнал / The New Review, 1997
“Behind the Border” by Nina Kossman. Review by Carrol McCarthy in School Library Journal, 1994
“Behind the Border” by Nina Kossman. Review by Chris Sherman in Booklist, 1994
“Behind the Border” by Nina Kossman. Publishers Weekly, Aug. 1994
“Marina Tsvetaeva. In the Inmost Hour of the Soul”, Nina Kossman, tr. by Patria Brodsky, in World Literature today, Spring 1990

Awards:

UNESCO/PEN Short Story Award, London, 1995.
NEA 1993 and 2002 Fellowship Panelist (Literary Translation)
Foundation for Hellenic Culture grant (Oxford University Press), 1998
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation grant (Oxford University Press), 1998
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1999
Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, 2000

Reviews & Writeups:

Newsday, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, Hornbook,American Poetry Review, World Literature Today, Choice, School Library Journal, Detroit Jewish News, Durham Herald, Washington Sun, Translation Review. In the Russian press: Novyi Zhurnal, Poberezh’e, Novoye Russkoye Slovo. In the Greek press: Proini and To Rima. In Slovenian: Delo. Featured on WBAI, WEVD, WNYE, Channel 69/Manhattan Cable TV. Dictionary of Russian Women Writers.Dictionary of Poets of the Russian Diaspora. Something about the Author. Who’s Who in the World.

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Nina Kossman`s Family

LEONID KOSSMAN
LEONID KOSSMANFather
MAYA KOSSMAN
MAYA KOSSMANMother
MICHAEL KOSSMAN
MICHAEL KOSSMANBrother

BIO in Russian