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Dina Elenbogen

b. 1960

Current City, State, Country

Evanston, Illinois, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Dina Elenbogen, a widely published and award winning poet and prose writer is author of the memoir, Drawn from Water (BKMk Press, University of Missouri), the poetry collection Apples of the Earth (Spuyten Duyvil, NY) and the forthcoming poetry collection, Shore (Glass Lyre Press, 2023.) Her work has appeared in anthologies including, Fury: Women’s Lived Experience During the Trump Era (Regal Books, 2020) City of the Big Shoulders (University of Iowa Press) Beyond Lament (Northwestern University press), Where We Find Ourselves (SUNYPress),  Rust Belt Chicago Anthology, and magazines and journals including Lit Hub, December magazine, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Bellevue Literary Review, Woven Tale Press, Tiferet, Tikkun, Paterson Literary Review,  New City Chicago and the Chicago Reader. She has received fellowships in poetry and prose from the Illinois arts Council and the Ragdale FoundationElenbogen has a poetry MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award.

In addition, Dina consults individually with writers on creative projects.

Published Works

Shore (Glass Lyre Press, 2023)
Apples of the Earth (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005)

Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story (BKMK Press, 2015)

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Current Title

Instructor. University of Chicago


BA with honors in English, Certificate in Jewish Studies, Indiana University
MFA Creative Writing (poetry) University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop

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