Kosrof Chantikian

Larkspur, CA 94939

Author's Bio

Kosrof Chantikian is the author of Prophecies & Transformations, and Imaginations & Self-Discoveries, and Editor of Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet, and The Other Shore: 100 Poems by Rafael Alberti. He was Editor of KOSMOS: A Journal of Poetry, and Series Editor of the KOSMOS Modern Poets in Translation Series. His essay on Octavio Paz entitled "The Poetry and Thought of Octavio Paz: An Introduction” appeared in Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet, and was reprinted in Octavio Paz edited by Harold Bloom. His poems have appeared in Amerus, Ararat, Blue Unicorn, Green House, Grey Sparrow Journal, KOSMOS: A Journal of Poetry, Leveler Poetry, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Snow Jewel, Verse Wisconsin, and other journals. His publications can be viewed on Amazon's Author Page. A reading of his selected poems and interview by Neshama Franklin on 17 June 2015 can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.comwatch?v=MqzzVu6LBME.

Publications and Prizes

Imaginations & Self-Discoveries
(KOSMOS, 1974)
, Prophecies & Transformations
(KOSMOS, 1978)
Amerus, amphibi.us, Ararat, Blue Unicorn, Ginosko Literary Journal, Green House, Grey Sparrow Journal, Kosmos, LEVELER Poetry Journal, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Snow Jewel, Verse Wisconsin
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He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council (Artists in Communities Program), and the San Francisco Foundation, and was poet-in-residence at the San Francisco Public Library.

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Selected Poems: https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2017WinterChantikian.aspx; https://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/2016FallChantikian.aspx; http://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/Winter2011PoetryChantikian.aspx; http://www.versewisconsin.org/backprint/vw105Mar2011.pdf; http://versewisconsin.org/Issue105/audio105/oldManintheRhodesCafe.mp3 (Voice); http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com/2009/08/kosrof-chantikian-on-death.html; http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com/search/label/Kosrof Chantikian; http://www.levelerpoetry.com/love-song-for-the-woman-with-beautiful-hands;
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Last updated: Mar 04, 2017