Texas Tech University

Jacqueline Kolosov

Jacqueline Kolosov is an interdisciplinary writer and practicing artist/teacher with degrees from University of Chicago (BA, MA) and New York University (PhD). Her publications include 3 full-length poetry collections, among them Memory of Blue (Salmon 2014) and Modigliani's Muse, a multi-voiced biography-in-poems with a grounding in ekphrasis (WordTech 2008). In 2008, the NEA awarded her a Literature Fellowship in Prose. 6 essays have been Notables in Best American Essays. The lyric essay collection, “Motherhood, and the Places Between,” won the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award (2015). Essays, stories, and hybrid pieces have appeared in venues such as Shenandoah, Terrain.org, The Southern Review, Cimarron Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. She has published 5 YA & cross-genre novels, among them The Red Queen's Daughter (Hyperion 2007). She is the co-editor of 3 contemporary anthologies, most recently Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Investigation of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres, Winner of Foreword's IndieFab Award (Rose Metal 2015). In 2018, she directed The CH Foundation's Arts for Healing Workshops & Programming and has ongoing work in Art in Community Health and Narrative Medicine. Kolosov possesses an abiding belief is the power of the arts to transform the individual and the collective. She takes as her own, Cecil Beaton's statement, “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision...” alongside Martin Buber's “The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings” (I & Thou).

Ph.D. New York University


Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "The Red Queen's Daughter", Pegasus Yayinlari, Instanbul, Turkey.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "A Sweet Disorder", Hyperion, New York, NY. Poetry - Anthology

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Poetry Handbook". Poetry

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Modigliani's Muse", Turning Point Books/WordTech, Cincinnati, OH.


Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In H Palmer Hall (Ed.), Hourglass (pp. 45). San Antonio, Texas: Pecan Grove Press. (Forthcoming, 2013)

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Jessie Lendennie (Ed.), Memory of Blue (pp. 90). Salmon Poetry. (Forthcoming, 2013)

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. (2008). In Jacqueline Kolosov & Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum (Ed.), The Sincerest Form  of Flattery: Contemporary Women Writers on Forerunners in Fiction (pp. 350). Lewiston, Idaho: Lewis Clark Press, 2008

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Vago, Lewis-Clark, 2007

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Grace from China, Yeong & Yeong, 2005

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of Texas Women Writers, TTU Press, 2004


Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Quickening (pp. 36). Fox River Grove, IL: White Eagle Coffee House Press. 2008

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Souvenir, Modigliani, Winnow Press, 2005

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Why Plant Bougainvillea, Faberge, Finishing Line Press

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. Danish Ocean, Pudding House Press, 2003

Creative Activity

Nonfiction - Anthology

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Marked by Scars", Melbourne, Australia.

Nonfiction - Print Journal

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Other People's Clothes", Under the Sun, Tennessee Technological, Cookeville, TN.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "The Ekphrastic Poem: A Grounded Instance of Seeing", The Writers Chronicle, George Mason University, DC, US.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "The World According to My Daughter", Windhover, Mary Hardin University, Texas. Poetry - Anthology (Accepted)

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Guardian, Shelter, Refrain", Salmon Poetry Press, County Clare, Ireland. Poetry - Print Journal (Accepted)

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Incarnate", Waterstone Review, St. Paul, MN.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Valentine", Poetry East, Chicago, IL.

Short Fiction - Anthology

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Forsythia", Persea Books, New York, NY US.

Nonfiction - Print Journal

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., "Into History: A New Terrain of Contemporary Women's Poetry", Missouri Review, St. Louis, MO.

Poetry - Print Journal

Kolosov-Wenthe, J., ""Impasse of Angels" "MiSe"", Cave Wall, South Carolina.

Other (Accepted)

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Maria Schamas Turner (Ed.), Facing It. Montreal: Carte Blanche. (2012).

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Brianna Van Dyke (Ed.), Snow in April (pp. 3). Fort Collins, Colorado: Ruminate.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Martha Serpas (Ed.), Bottle Tree (pp. 1). Houston, Texas: Mutabalis Press, Improbable Worlds (Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Search of Rest. Memphis, Tennessee: Under the Sun. (2011).

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. The Ekphrastic Poem: A Grounded Instance of Seeing. George Mason University, Maryland: The Writer's Chronicle.

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Katherine Durham Oldnixon (Ed.), Little Girl in Blue (vol. 32, pp. 140). Austin, Texas: Borderlands. (2009).

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Joanna Beth Tweedy (Ed.), Memory of Blue, Rain's Offering, Teaspoon (1st ed.,vol. 2, pp. 150). Springfield, IL: Quiddity: International Literary Journal & Public Radio-Program. (2009).

Kolosov-Wenthe, J. In Rhett Iseman Trull (Ed.), Mi Se, Impasse of Angels (5th ed., vol. Winter/Spring, pp. 100). Greensboro, NC: Cave Wall. (2009).



Kolosov-Wenthe, J., Reading of My Creative Work, San Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, "Poetry and Fiction Reading," State. (October 18, 2010).


Bauer, C. (Presenter & Author), Covington, D. (Presenter & Author), Kolosov-Wenthe, J. (Presenter & Author), Patterson, L. (Presenter & Author), Poch, J. (Presenter & Author), Wenthe, W. (Presenter & Author)

Associated Writing and Writing Programs, Associated Writing and Writing Programs, Denver, CO, "Texas Tech Creative Writing Faculty Reading," National, Peer Reviewed/Refereed. (April 8, 2010).



Literature Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 2008

Humanities Initiative, Texas Tech University, 2007

Humanities Initiative, Texas Tech University, 2006

The Red Queen's Daughter, Texas State Reading Association Honor Book, 2008

First Prize Winner, White Eagle Coffee House Press Chapbook Award for Quickening, 2007

First Prize Winner, Winnow Press Chapbook Award for Souvenir, Modigliani, 2004


Creative Writing

Email: jacqueline.kolosov@ttu.edu