Nina Kossman, born in Moscow, is the author of two collections of poetry in Russian and English. She has translated two volumes of Marina Tsvetaeva's poetry, In the Inmost Hour of the Soul and Poem of the End. Her translations of Russian poetry have been included in Norton's World Poetry and in anthologies from Doubleday, Harcourt Brace, and Oxford University Press. Behind the Border, a collection of short stories about her Moscow childhood, was published by William Morrow & Co. in 1994 and translated into Japanese (Tokyo, 1994). Her prose was broadcast on the BBC World Service Short Story Programme, and her poems and short stories have appeared in Russian, American, British, and Dutch periodicals. She has edited Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths, an anthology published by Oxford Unversity Press in 2001. Two of her plays have been performed in New York, and her one-act Miracles is included in Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2000.