Elly Bulkin: Author's Biography

The Author: Elly Bulkin
Elly Bulkin was a founding editor of two nationally distributed periodicals: Conditions, a magazine of writing by women with an emphasis on writing by lesbians, and Bridges: A Journal for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends.

She edited Lesbian Fiction: An Anthology (1981) and co-edited two anthologies with Joan Larkin, Amazon Poetry (1975) and Lesbian Poetry (1981).

She has published articles on racism and writing; heterosexism and women’s studies; lesbian poetry; and other topics.  She is co-author, with Minnie Bruce Pratt and Barbara Smith, of Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism (1984) and, with Donna Nevel, of Islamophobia & Israel (2013).

An activist since the 1970s, Elly has been part of DARE/Dykes Against Racism Everywhere (NYC), Women Free Women in Prison (NYC), Feminist Action Network (Albany, NY), Women in Black (Boston), and other local political groups, in addition to being a member of the National Feminist Task Force of New Jewish Agenda.

More recently, she was a steering committee member of Communities In Support of the Khalil Gibran International Academy (CISKGIA).  A founding member of Jews Say No! (NYC) and Jews Against Islamophobia (JAI/NYC), she helped launch the Network Against Islamophobia (NAI), a project of Jewish Voice for Peace.  Retired from paid work, she provides grant writing technical assistance to grantee partners of Astraea, the Lesbian Fund for Justice.