Kosrof Chantikian

Poet

Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone: 
415-927-1145

Author's Bio

Kosrof Chantikian's new book of poems – The Songs Inside of You – was published June 2020.  Reviews by Naomi Shihab Nye and Prartho Sereno follow:

"So much love lives in the beautiful poems of Kosrof Chantikian

read them with a wide open soul

and prepare for restoration."

                           Naomi Shihab Nye, The Poetry Foundation, Young People’s Poet Laureate

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"In the tradition of Pablo Neruda and Rainer Maria Rilke,

Kosrof Chantikian offers these fierce and tender poems to the world.

I cannot think of a more important healing voice and vision

to help us navigate this precarious dark age."

                           Prartho Sereno, Poet Laureat Emerita of Marin County,

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The Songs Inside of You (published June 2020) is available at:   kosmos_books@sonic.net

Price:  softcover: $19.95;    hardcover: $35.00;     plus CA State & local taxes, if applicable, and postage.

Text:  Eight pages + 88 pages of poems.  Each book is sewn and bound.

He was a finalist in the Dogwood Literary Prize in Poetry for 2018 and 2020.

He is also the author of two earlier poetry books:  Prophecies & Transformations, and Imaginations & Self-Discoveries.  He is the 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 poems have appeared in Amerus, Ararat, Blue Unicorn, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, Green House, Grey Sparrow Journal, KOSMOS: A Journal of Poetry, Leveler Poetry, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Snow Jewel, Verse Wisconsin, and other journals.

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.

Series Editor – KOSMOS Modern Poets in Translation Series

    The Other Shore: 100 Poems by Rafael Alberti
        (Modern Poets in Translation Series, vol. 1, Spanish & English)

   Transparent God by Claude Esteban
        (Modern Poets in Translation Series, vol. 2, French & English)

   The Beaches of Thule by Jean Laude
        (Modern Poets in Translation Series, vol. 3, French & English)

   Conjuncture of Body and Garden; Cosmogony by Claude Esteban
        (Modern Poets in Translation Series, vol. 4, French & English)

Translations

   Octavio Paz: Homage to the Poet

      “Octavio Paz – Poetry as Coded Silence” by Jaime Alazraki

      "Towards the Other Shore: The Latest Stage in the Poetry of Octavio Paz"
             by Manuel Durán

      “Reverberation of the Stone” by Ricardo Gullón

      “Notes on Paz” by Julio Ortega

      “The Passages of Memory: Reading a Poem by Octavio Paz” by José Miguel Oviedo

Poets & Writers:   http://www.pw.org/content/kosrof_chantikian

Amazon:   https://www.amazon.com/Kosrof-Chantikian...

YouTube:

       Interview & Poetry Reading:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqzzVu6LBME
                  "To the Old Man in the Rhodes Café"

Video:

      Interview with Kosrof Chantikian by Neshama Franklin & Poetry Reading
      (17 June 2015)       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqzzVu6LBME

Education:

He was educated at New York University and received Master's degrees in both Philosophy and Mathematics.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Songs Inside of You (KOSMOS, 2020)
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Prophecies & Transformations (KOSMOS, 1978)
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Imaginations & Self-Discoveries (KOSMOS, 1974)
Journals:
Amerus
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amphibi.us
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Ararat
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Blue Unicorn
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Green House
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Kosmos
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology
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Snow Jewel
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Verse Wisconsin
Prizes won: 

See "AUTHOR'S BIO"

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More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Fluent in: 
English
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Last update: Aug 20, 2020