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Will You Be My Mother?

I had been in Rwanda for a month, tracing the footsteps of the genocide in the ten thousand hills. This was my last morning, alone in the genocide museum near Kigali. The perfect place...

Dementia, Word, This

2013 Honorable Mention (Essay) Grandpa told us flatly that he grew up at the base of Mount Everest. We all laughed, horrified. “Mount Rainier,” my uncle corrected him, after long silence. At my cousin’s wedding...

2014 Writing Contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014 – June 1, 2014. You can submit your entries here.  $1,200 will be awarded in prizes $400 for the best poetry submission $400...

A Little Nightmusic

2013 Tiferet Writing Contest: Honorable Mention in Poetry A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye Her sheer veil streams in a pale mist, the crimson lahenga swirls around her running form, she smells the crushed grass beneath her naked feet. I want...

2013 Contest Winners

Poetry Winners/Honorable Mentions   Definitions by Sandra Kohler Winner   A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye Honorable Mention Fox Knows Through Her Window by Katharyn Machan Honorable Mention Fiction Winners/Honorable Mentions   The Root System of Trees by Judith Dancoff  Winner   The Whole Truth by Bob Minder Honorable...

Enjoy Four Kinds of Peace

What’s your sense of peace? The Practice: Enjoy four kinds of peace. Why? “Peace” can sound merely sentimental or clichéd (“visualize whirled peas”). But deep down, it’s what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: The highest happiness...

Speak, Write & Promote in New York

Take your career to the next level with Speak, Write & Promote: Become a Mover & Shaker. Featured speakers Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy will offer guidance, tips, and suggestions during this event, which...

Hay House Writer’s Workshop in San Francisco

The Writer's Workshop in San Francisco features a series of lectures and events and an impressive array of featured authors. This event is sponsored by Hay House and will be held on October 5...

a thought on perfection and dialogue. imperfect faiths.

the poet eduardo galeano said that perfection is the boring privilege of the gods. i agree. but i don't know what perfection is. one way to investigate this issue is by identifying a flaw...

Tiferet Poetry Reading Sunday, April 21

Here's a nice article from The Alternative Press about our upcoming reading Sunday, April 21 from 2-4 pm in Summit, New Jersey. This reading is co-sponsored with The Writers Circle (www.writerscircleworkshops.com). Three poets will...