Photo Credit: Ana Doina

Ana Doina

b. 1955

Current City, State, Country

Tenafly, New Jersey, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Ana Doina, a Romanian-born American writer living in New Jersey, holds an M.A in History and Philosophy. Due to political and social pressures, she had to leave Romania during the Ceaușescu regime. Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international print and online magazines, anthologies, and textbooks. In the last thirty years, she has been, at one time or another, one of the coordinators of the group Bergen Poets, a New Jersey community-based poetry organization; the leader of Leonia Poetry Forum, a community-based poetry study group; and a workshop instructor in the JOY poetry workshop for the Oakland, NJ Middle School District. One of her poems won Honorable Mention in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish Experience contest in 2007, and two of her poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2002 and 2004.
Her book of poems, The Later Generation, published by Kelsay Books, was released in January 2024.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

Growing up after the Holocaust and during the Cold War, as the inheritor of that tormented past, Ana Doina is exploring through poetry the lament and the wisdom left behind by that history.

Published Works

The Later Generation (Kelsay Books, 2024)

Links to Sample Works

Current Title



M.A in History and Philosophy, Bucharest University

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