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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).