Texas Tech University

Jacqueline Kolosov

Jacqueline Kolosov's fourth poetry collection, Talons, Wings, is forthcoming from Salmon in 2025. Modigliani's Muse, her third, is a biography-in-poems and embodies her passion for ekphrasis and the visual arts. A collection of stories, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, won the American Popular Culture Association's Prize Americana and will be published in May 2024. W. Ralph Eubanks selected her essay collection, “Motherhood, and the Places Between,” for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award; one of the essays was published as a chapbook from WTAW Press (2017). She has published 5 YA/crossover novels and coedited three anthologies of contemporary prose including Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres, Winner of Foreword's IndieFab Award (Rose Metal, 2015). Kolosov's poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work have appeared in a range of venues including The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Terrain.org, Bellevue Literary Review, The Moth, Exiles Sans Frontiers, and several anthologies. She is the 2008 recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship (Prose) and was awarded a $46,500 Community Engagement Grant from The CH Foundation to create arts programming for at-risk populations in the region (2018). Largely interdisciplinary, her work explores memory, identity, and history including migration, displacement & exile. She is invested in narrative medicine and the wider field of art in community, and much of her work explores our relationship to place and to other species.

Ph.D. New York University

MA, BA University of Chicago 

Books of Poetry

Talons, Wings (forthcoming, Salmon 2025).

Memory of Blue (Salmon 2014).

Modigliani's Muse (WordTech 2009).

Vago (Lewis-Clark Press 2007).

Collection of Stories

Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Hollywood Books, 2024)

YA & Crossover Fiction

Paris, Modigliani & Me (Luminis Books, 2015).

Along the Way (Luminis Books, 2015).

A Sweet Disorder (Hyperion/Disney, 2009).

The Red Queen's Daughter (Hyperion/Disney, ).

Grace from China (Yeong & Yeong, 2004).

Coedited Anthologies

Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of Eight Hybrid Literary Genres with Marcela Sulak (Rose Metal, 2015).

The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Women Writers on Forerunners in Fiction (Lewis-Clark, 2008).

Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers with Lou Rodenberger & Laura Payne Butler (Texas Tech University Press, 2005).

Selected Awards

$25,000 Literature Fellowship in Prose from the National Endowment for the Art (2008).

Art in Community Health Programming Award of $5,000, Humanities Center, TTU (2023-2025).

$3,500 Scholarship Catalyst Award for Historical Research (Summer 2023).  

Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Fellowship (2019).    

$46,500 Grant to establish and direct The CH Foundation Arts for Healing Workshops and Programming. Program areas include the Veteran Community on the South Plains, Incarcerated and At-Risk Teens, Pediatric Critical Care Patients and Their Families at Covenant Children's Hospital (secondary healthcare priority); Patients and Their Families (and Physicians and Staff) within University Medical Center's Supportive Care Unit and Affiliated Areas including NICU, PICU, Pediatrics, the Southwest Cancer Center, and Hospice (primary university healthcare priority). (Groundwork and initial planning for this programming began in earnest in 2016. Selected programming continued until the Pandemic.) (2018).

Mid-Career Faculty Award, Texas Tech University, 2014. 


Creative Writing

Email: jacqueline.kolosov@ttu.edu
Office: HUMA 433