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Jozefina Komporaly lectures at the University of the Arts London and translates from Romanian and Hungarian into English. She has translated the work of Matéi Visniec, András Visky, and László F. Földényi for Seagull Books and published widely on theater and adaptation. Her translations have been staged in London and Chicago.
Ted Kooser’s most recent book is Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air (University of Nebraska Press, 2022). He is a former US Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He and his wife live on sixty-two acres of rural Nebraska. Photo by Stancey Hancock
Viktor Korobko is a poet and writer in Odesa, where he also ran a successful business before the war began.
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Admiel Kosman is the author of nine books of poetry and a bilingual Hebrew-English selection, and five academic books on Talmud and Midrash, two of which have appeared in English. He teaches religious studies at Potsdam University and is academic director of the Geiger Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin.
Moscow born, Nina Kossman is a painter, writer, poet, and playwright. Among her published works are two books of poems in Russian, two collections of short stories, several plays, and an anthology published by Oxford University Press. Her work has been translated into many languages. She lives in New York.
Dimitra Kotoula (b. 1974) is a Greek poet and archaeologist. Poems from her two collections have been translated into twelve languages and published in such European and US literary journals as Poetry Review, Columbia Review, Mid-American Review, Denver Quarterly, Anomaly/Drunken Boat, Poesis International, Nuori Voima, and Lyrin Vännen.
Miha Kovač is a former publisher and professor of publishing studies at the University of Ljubljana. Currently, he is curator of the Slovenia Guest of Honor program for the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair.
Ramona Koval is a writer, journalist, and broadcaster. She is the editor of Best Australian Essays and was the presenter of ABC Radio National’s “The Book Show” for many years. She now interviews writers for The Monthly’s online book club. Her most recent book is By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life.
Andrii Krasniashchykh has published numerous stories in literary magazines in Ukraine, Russia, and the US. He co-edits the Union of Writers literary magazine.
Graziano Krätli is the co-editor of The Trans-Saharan Book Trade: Manuscript Culture, Arabic Literacy and Intellectual History in Muslim Africa (2011) and the editor of Why Should I Write a Poem Now: The Letters of Srinivas Rayaprol and William Carlos Williams, 1949–1958 (2018).
Olga Krause, born in 1953 in Leningrad, is a leading voice of the late-Soviet Leningrad literary underground, groundbreaking LGBT activist, bard-poet, and prose author. Her writing is grounded in her experience as a Jewish lesbian in the Soviet Union. Krause co-founded the first LGBT rights organization in the Soviet Union to achieve governmental recognition. Photo by Elina Rudenko.
Felix Davidovich Krivin (1928–2016) was a Ukrainian writer, poet, and screenwriter who was elected to the Writers’ Union in 1962. The author of more than twenty-five books, he worked as a radio journalist and proofreader before serving as a contributing editor at the Zakarpattia Oblast publishing house. He immigrated to Israel in 1998.
Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist born in Ara, Bihar, who grew up in the nearby town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty, and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb (2010), Home Products: A Novel (2007), Husband of a Fanatic (2004), Bombay-London-New York (2002), and Passport Photos (2000). He is also the author of a book of poems and the scriptwriter for two documentary films, Pure Chutney (1997) and Dirty Laundry (2005). Currently, he is Professor of English at Vassar College. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two children.
Hero Kurda, a pen name she chose, was born Hero Husam ad-Din in Kirkuk in 1989. She has published two books: I Burn in the Season of Flight (2008) and I Write Yusif (2013). In 2017 she received her master’s degree in contemporary literature from Charmo University. She currently lives and works as a teacher in Kirkuk. She is a mother of a little girl.
Aleksandr Kushner is the preeminent poet of St. Petersburg, whose rich cultural heritage resonates in his work. He was close to Joseph Brodsky, Evgenii Rein, and other leading poets of the 1960s Thaw generation in the Soviet Union and has been honored with many national and international awards, both then and in post-Soviet times. His work has been translated into more than a dozen major languages, most recently Chinese. “Dialogue with a Dreamer,” his interview with Emily Johnson, appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of WLT.
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Anna Kushner’s translation of Marcial Gala’s The Black Cathedral was released earlier this year to rave reviews in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and other major publications. As a writer, Kushner has published poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction in Crab Orchard Review, Cuba Counterpoints, Wild River Review, and elsewhere.
Henneh Kyereh Kwaku
Henneh Kyereh Kwaku (@kwaku_kyereh) is the author of Revolution of the Scavengers, selected for the APBF New-Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. He’s an editor and podcast host, and his poems and hybrids have appeared in numerous journals. From Gonasua in the Bono region of Ghana, he is currently pursuing an MPhil in health education at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
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Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is a poet, editor, and translator. Interrogation Room (White Pine Press) is her most recent book. The senior poetry editor at AGNI, she teaches at St. Olaf College.