Past Excerpts

Christine-Valters-Paintner

Excerpt from Cosmos by Christine Valters Paintner

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. That first moment, explosion of fire and fury a stampede of suns light poured into the dark chalice of space sparks wheel across the...
Emily Vogel

Excerpt from From Here to Wherever by Emily Vogel

The following poem appears in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue. The single issue is available for purchase in print or digital format, or by subscription. Shift. Identity or dishes to the dishes rack. This late swarming of June light is going to murder...

Excerpt from Grateful Conversations by Susan Rogers

The following poem appears in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue. The single issue is available for purchase in print or digital format, or by subscription. Everything we have we’re given in love to use in love, in grace. There is nothing we...

Excerpt from Nietzsche’s Ghazal by Arthur Solway

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. It comes to you again, the question of being human. You’ve pondered the expression...

Excerpt from Ten Poems for Difficult Times by Roger Housden

The following essay appears in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. Poetry is a concise and elemental means of expressing the deepest of human emotions:...
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...