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Nina Kossman. "The One Who Bows to Shadows" (oil on canvas)
Art of Nina Kossman

“Nina Kossman’s paintings serve as windows into profound realms. These canvases, devoid of unnecessary embellishments, capture the raw essence of age-old myths. With a minimalist yet wondrous approach, Kossman’s brushstrokes breathe life into narratives that transcend cultural boundaries. The paintings in “Myths and Mirrors” challenge viewers to confront the universal threads of existence, inviting them to reflect on the enduring relevance of ancient stories in our contemporary lives.”  – from the introdiction to the Kossman’s solo exhibition at the Kozmos Gallery, New York, NY.

A video of Nina Kossman’s paintings:
Nina Kossman’s Paintings.

About the Author:

Nina Kossman
New York, USA

Nina Kossman’s (Нина Косман) nine books include three books of poems, two books of short stories, an anthology she put together for Oxford University Press, two books of translations of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poetry, and a novel. Her work has been translated from English into French, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Hebrew, Persian, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Danish, and Dutch. Her Russian work was published in Russian periodicals in and outside of Russia. She is a recipient of an NEA fellowship, the UNESCO/PEN Short Story award, and grants from the Onassis Foundation and the Foundation for Hellenic Culture. Her website is https://ninakossman.com/

Nina Kossman Нина Косман
by Ian Probstein

A new collection of poems by Ian Probstein. (In Russian)

by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

Launched in 2012, “Four Centuries” is an international electronic magazine of Russian poetry in translation.

by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

Young readers will love this delightful work of children’s verse by poet William Conelly, accompanied by Nadia Kossman’s imaginative, evocative illustrations.

by Maria Galina

A book of poems by Maria Galina, put together and completed exactly one day before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is Galina’s seventh book of poems. With translations by Anna Halberstadt and Ainsley Morse.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

The first bilingual (Russian-English) collection of poems by Aleksandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, “Elements for God” includes poems that predicted – and now chronicle – Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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