Nina Kossman is a Moscow-born bilingual writer, poet, translator of Russian poetry, painter, and playwright. Among her published works are three books of poems in Russian and in English, two volumes of translations of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poems, two books of short stories, an anthology she put together for Oxford University Press, several plays, and a novel. Her work has been translated into French, Greek, Japanese, Spanish, Hebrew, Persian, and Dutch. Her Russian poems and short stories have been published in major Russian literary magazines in and outside of Russia. Several of her plays have been produced off-off Broadway and in London, and her poems appeared in major anthologies, such as “Gospels in Our Image,” “Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths,” “101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium,” etc. She is a recipient of a UNESCO/PEN Short Story Award, an NEA fellowship, and grants from Foundation for Hellenic Culture, the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, and Fundación Valparaíso. She lives in New York. Over forty members of Nina Kossman’s extended family were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, while her maternal grandfather and several other family members were murdered during the period known as The Great Terror, engineered by Stalin,. Her grandmother, a microbiologist, spent years in the GULAG (Soviet concentration camps).