Elana Dykewomon

Activist, Author, Teacher
Changing the world, word by word

Elana is honored to be the third poet in

Sinister Wisdom's Sapphic Classic series

co-published as a trade paperback by A Midsummer Night's Press

What Can I Ask - New & Selected Poems

is available now!

See the
Publications page for ordering information!

Elana and Judith Katz co-edited To Be a Jewish Dyke in the 21st Century

as a special issue (119) of Sinister Wisdom.

Including contributors from JEB, Irena Klepfisz, Bonnie Morris,

Susan Sherman, Yael Mishali, Ginny Z. Berson, tova, Amy Horowitz,

Judy Freespirit - and so many more.

You don't want to miss this!

Order directly from
Sinister Wisdom

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Also now available after many years! Riverfinger Women is an audio book.

Find it

Riverfinger Women was the Lee Lynch Classic Award winner from the

Golden Crown Literary Society in 2018.

Elana's latest novel

a Lambda Literary Award nominee

in Lesbian Fiction

is now available as an ebook!

Risk here

also, see

Now Available! Beyond the Pale has new life as an e-book

from Open Road

Check out Open Road's Pride Authors Video

Beyond the Pale is now available as an

audio book, with Elana narrating. Find it at

Listen to Elana's short oral history on the Oakland Museum's new blog.

KPFA Women's Magazine producer Kate Raphael interviews

Elana on Adrienne Rich and "moving to the head of the line" of feminist writers


on the history of radical lesbian literature and organizing

Elana was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame in 2018.

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Elana is the 2009 recipient

of the

James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize

awarded by the

Saints & Sinners Literary Festival

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