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 was selected as an International Merit Award winner in the Atlanta Review 2017 International Poetry Competion. 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: Jul 19, 2017