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Tiferet Talk, the blogtalk radio show for TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, seeks to aid the journal’s mission of promoting peace in the individual and in the world through writing.

Our monthly program interviews writers and religious and spiritual leaders about topics relevant to these goals. Your host for this program is Melissa Studdard, our contributing editor.

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The first Tiferet Talk interview of 2013 is tonight at 7 PM and we’re excited to also share the schedule for the year: Judith Hanson Lasater 1/28, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Julie Maloney 2/25, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Natalie Goldberg 3/18, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Helene Cardona and John FitzGerald 4/28, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Molly Peacock 5/20, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Jane Hirshfield 6/17, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Doug Anderson 7/29, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Ann Hood 8/19, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Andrea Polard 9/30, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Alfred Corn 10/21, 1:-1:30 PM EST Jim Hanson 11/25, 7 – 7:30 pm EST Kanta Bosniak 12/16/13, 7 – 7:30 pm EST You can also listen to any of our past episodes on-demand.

Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal for a conversation with Ami Kaye. More information to follow soon! To learn more about Ami Kaye please visit: http://amikaye.com/   The Tiferet Journal is most pleased to also offer to you our multiple, award winning and recently released, “Tiferet Talk Interviews” book. This book includes 12 more exceptional interviews from Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Jude Rittenhouse, Marc Allen, Arielle Ford, Robert Pinsky, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Robin Rice, Jeffrey Davis, Floyd Skloot, Anthony Lawlor, and Lois P. Jones. It can be purchased in both print and Kindle formats at this link on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/bu8m2zs  

Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal  for a conversation with poet, editor, chaplain and creative writing professor Martha Serpas. Serpas is the author of two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche and The Dirty Side of the Storm. Her work has appeared in places such as The New Yorker, The Nation, and Southwest Review, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. For many years as an educational consultant and as a poet-in-residence, she facilitated the teaching of writing to children in New York City classrooms. She has taught recently at Yale Divinity School and the University of Tampa, where she served as poetry editor of Tampa Review. A native of south Louisiana, she remains active in efforts to restore Louisiana’s wetlands. Since 2006 she has worked as a trauma chaplain, first at Tampa General Hospital and now at Memorial Hermann—Texas Medical Center. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.   To learn more about Martha Serpas please visit: Read the Rest…

Please join Melissa Studdard and Tiferet Journal for a conversation with writers and editors Jon Tribble and Allison Joseph.   Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His work was selected as a winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College. He teaches creative writing and literature, and directs undergraduate and graduate students in internships and independent study in editing and literary publishing for the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His first collection of poems, Natural State, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016.   Allison Joseph is the author of the books What Keeps Us Here, Soul Train, In Every Seam Imitation of Life, and Worldly Pleasures. Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. Read the Rest…

Please join Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Journal on 9/23/15 at 7pM EST for a conversation with Robert Carnevale. Robert Carnevale was born in Italy and grew up in Paterson, New Jersey.  He worked in several capacities on the Voices and Visions film series on American poets and was Assistant Coordinator of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Program for six years.  He teaches in the graduate school at Drew University and in the college at Kean University. Aside from Tiferet, his poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Alaska Quarterly, The Literary Review, Sidereal Times and other magazines, and several have been anthologized.  His translations, with Carol Ueland, of Russian poet Aleksandr Kushner are collected in Apollo in the Grass, published this year by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.   The Tiferet Journal is most pleased to also offer to you our multiple, award winning and recently released, “Tiferet Talk Interviews” book. This book includes 12 more exceptional interviews from Julia Cameron, Edward Hirsch, Jude Rittenhouse, Marc Allen, Arielle Ford, Robert Pinsky, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Robin Rice, Jeffrey Davis, Floyd Skloot, Anthony Lawlor, and Lois P. Jones. It can be purchased in both print and Kindle formats Read the Rest…