Past Excerpts

Presenter Priscilla Orr

Excerpt from Intrusion by Priscilla Orr

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. On the shoreline, you surface if only in memory, love akin to infrared waves—invisible to the...

Excerpt from Life Still by Jane Ebihara

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in either print or digital format. alone on this Pennsylvania hillside I watch layers of mountain and sky share motionless waves of...

Excerpt from On the Day My Father Died: Hungarian Refugees Bring Food by Edwin...

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in either print or digital format. Above the voices of grief in our kitchen I heard a knock at our...
Jane O'Shields Hayner

Excerpt from The Critique by Jane O’Shields Hayner

The following story appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in either print or digital format. Mae found a spot on the floor and sat cross-legged among ten other...

Excerpt from In Which I Buy a Refrigerator by Betsy Woodman

The following short story appears in our Spring 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. I’m standing in Sears looking at a dozen different models of refrigerators. Let’s see—what size do I...
William O'Daly

Excerpt from Bears in Autumn by William O’Daly

The following poem appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. What is this hunger, the calm roiling the pond, whose eyes, cooling among the flames — the bears refuse...

Excerpt from Pomegranate Juice by Antoinette Mehler

The following story appears in Tiferet’s Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download.       There it was again. A loud, frantic intake of breath. Raw baying gasps followed by a hoarse...

Excerpt from The Language of Fruit by Cindy Lamothe

The following story appears in Tiferet’s Fall 2017 issue. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. She sucked on the mango’s savory flesh, its small hairs brushing her tongue with each stroke....

Excerpt from Finding My Own Way to the Garden by Christine Gelineau

The following essay appears in Tiferet’s Summer 2017 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate digital download. At college orientation they issued us Freshman beanies and explained parietal hours to us. The beanies a...

Excerpt from Catsup by Doris Ferleger

The following poem appears in Tiferet’s February 2016 issue. The entire issue is available for immediate download. So many war stories my big-bellied poppa tells end up being intimate with a certain food, and perhaps more important, with...