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Dina Ripsman Eylon

Biography

Dina Ripsman Eylon, who has her Ph.D. in Post-biblical Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Toronto, was a Lecturer in Modern Hebrew at the University of Toronto. Dina has written extensively on literary theory, feminism, and religion. She is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal. Her monograph Reincarnation in Jewish Mysticism and Gnosticism was published by Edwin Mellen Press in 2003.

Dina’s poems were published in Convergence: Poets for Peace, Kinesis, Iranian Jewish Chronicle, Verse Afire and in the anthologies Enchanted Crossroads and Stress(full) Sister(hood). Dina was selected to participate as a guest poet at the 2011 Semana Poetica, held annually by Dickinson College. She was the founder and chair of the Vaughan Poets’ Circle, a progressive group of poets. Her published poetry collections include Songs of Love and Misgivings (First Edition, Beret Days Press, 2006); an edited chapbook of political poetry Waging Change: Vaughan Poets Engage in Politics (Poetry Friendly Press, 2007); Kav Ha-ofek Beguf Rishon [On the Horizon in the First Person (Hebrew) (Tel-Aviv: Eked Publishing, 2011), The Heart of the City and Other Urban Poems (Sisterhood Press, 2011) and a bilingual poetry collection Until Borders Collapse (Sisterhood Press, 2017). Her poetry collections are available at www.sisterhoodpress.com

Current City, State, Country

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Birth City, State, Country

Haifa, Israel

Published Works

Songs of Love and Misgivings (2nd revised and enlarged edition; Sisterhood Press, 2017)
Until Borders Collapse: A Bilingual Poetry Collection (Sisterhood Press, 2017)
 Semana Poetica October 23, 2011 – October 27,2011, Dina Ripsman Eylon (bilingual edition; Dickinson College, 2011)
The Heart of the City and Other Urban Poems (Sisterhood Press, 2011)
On the Horizon in the First Person. [Hebrew] (Tel Aviv: Eked, 2011) Digital edition is available free by request.
In the Heart of the City (Limited edition; book art; Sisterhood Press, 2010)
Waging Change: Vaughan Poets Engage in Politics (Editor; Friendly Poetry Press, 2007)
Songs of Love and Misgivings (First Edition, Beret Days Press, 2006)
Stress (full) Sister (hood). (Anthology, with Si Transken, Kate Tillichek, Soni B., and Tamar Eylon; Sisterhood Press, 2001)

Current Title

Editor-in-Chief, Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

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Education

Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (formerly Near Eastern Studies): Major: Post-biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Minors: Aramaic Language and Literature, Coptic Language and Literature.
University of Toronto, Ontario, February 2001.
MA in Religion, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, February 1985.
Library and Information Technician Diploma, High Honours,
June 1993, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Ontario
BA in Jewish Philosophy and Hebrew Literature, University of Haifa, Israel

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