KOSSMAN, Nina. American (born Russia), b. 1959. Genres: Poetry, Autobiography/Memoirs, Translations. Career: Writer and translator. Worked as a language instructor in colleges, 1980-98. National Endowment for the Arts, fellowship panelist, 1994; oil paintings have appeared in group exhibitions in NYC. Publications: (trans.) M. Tsvetaeva, In the Inmost Hour of the Soul: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, 1989; (self-illustrated) Pereboii (poetry; title means: Syncopated Rhythms), 1990; Behind the Border: Memories of a Russian Childhood, 1994; Po Pravuyu Ruku Sna (poetry in Russian and English), 1996; (trans.) Tsvetaeva, Poem of the End: Selected Lyrical & Narrative Poetry, 1998; (ed.) Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (anthology), 2000. Contributor of short fiction to periodicals. Contributor of poetry to Russian periodicals. Contributor of poetry to anthologies. Translator of poetry appearing in anthologies.