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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 Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Talk for a conversation with Jessica Treadway. Jessica Treadway’s novel Lacy Eye will be published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group in March 2015. Her story collection Please Come Back To Me received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by University of Georgia Press in 2010. Her previous books are Absent Without Leave and Other Stories and a novel, And Give You Peace. A professor at Emerson College, she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Foundation.   To learn more about Jessica Treadway please visit: http://jessicatreadway.com/   Listen to the replay.  Our entire interview archive can be down­loaded from iTunes.   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 Donna Baier-Stein and Tiferet Talk for a conversation with Dorianne Laux on April 29th, 2015 at 7PM EST.  DORIANNE LAUX’s most recent books of poems are The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Facts about the Moon, recipient of the Oregon Book Award and short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also author of Awake, What We Carry, finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and Smoke. Her work has received three “Best American Poetry” Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2001, she was invited by late poet laureate Stanley Kunitz to read at the Library of Congress.  In 2014 singer/songwriter Joan Osborne adapted her poem, “The Shipfitter’s Wife” and set it to music on her newest release, “Love and Hate”.  Ce que nous portons ( What We Carry ,) translated by Helene Cardona, has just been published by Editions du Cygne Press, Paris. Laux teaches poetry and directs the MFA program at North Carolina State University and is founding faculty at Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program.   To learn more about Dorianne Laux please visit: http://doriannelaux.net/   The Tiferet Journal is most pleased to also offer Read the Rest…