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Tzivia Gover

Current City, State, Country

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Birth City, State, Country

United States


Tzivia Gover is the author of seven books including Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing, which combines writing, spirituality, and dreamwork. Her poems have been published in dozens of journals and anthologies including The Mom Egg Review, The Naugatuck River Review, and Lilith Magazine. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other national and regional publications. A certified Dreamwork Professional, she teaches domestically and abroad. She holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University. She is on the board of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. She shares her poetry and reflections as she reimagines the life of the biblical matriarch Sarah in her online publication, “The Life of H”.

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

Poetry and dreamwork are two avenues on my spiritual path. Like Judaism, they help me discern and live in alignment with my soul\’s voice. Dreams and Jewish themes both inform and appear within the lines of my poetry. In recent years I have been exploring the stories of Sarah, Abraham, and Hagar through a poetry project I’m calling “The Life of H: Sarah, Reimagined”.

Published Works

The Little Deck of Dreams (Smith Street Publishing, 2023)
Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing (The Collective Book Studio, 2023)
How to Sleep Tight Through the Night: Bedtime Tricks (that Really Work!) for Kids (with Lesléa Newman, Hachette Book Group/Storey Publishing, 2022)
Joy in Every Moment (Storey Publishing, 2017)
Learning in Mrs. Towne’s House: A Teacher, Her Students, and the Woman Who Inspired Them (Leveller’s Press, 2012
The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep (Storey Publishing, 2001)
The  Other Mother (Pen Name Nancy Abrams, University of Wisconsin, 1999)

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Current Title

Author and Dreamwork Professional


Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Nonfiction, 1996
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Writing and History, 1985
Institute for Dream Studies, Charleston, SC
Certified Dreamwork Professional, 2011
Certified Proprioceptive Writing Instructor, 2010

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