TIFERET Staff

Donna Baier Stein

Donna Baier Stein

Publisher

Donna Baier Stein is the author of the story collection Sympathetic People (Serving House). Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She was a founding poetry editor at Bellevue Literary Review and now publishes TIFERET Journal. Her story collection was a Finalist in the Iowa Fiction Awards; her unpublished novel Fortune received the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Other awards include a scholarship from Bread Loaf, fellowships from Johns Hopkins University and the New Jersey Council for the Arts, prizes from the Poetry Societies of Virginia and New Hampshire, an Honorable Mention from the Allen E. Ginsberg Poetry Prizes, a Summer Literary Seminars Scholarship, three Pushcart nominations and prizes from Kansas Quarterly, Florida Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook Sometimes You Sense the Difference was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012.

Adele Kenny

Adele Kenny

Poetry Editor

Adele Kenny is the author of 24 books (poetry & nonfiction). Her poems, reviews, and articles have been published in journals here and abroad, as well as in books and anthologies published by Crown, Tuttle, Shambhala, and McGraw-Hill. Her awards include two poetry fellowships from the NJ State Arts Council, a Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, a Writer’s Digest Poetry Award, and a first place Merit Book Award, among others. Her most recent poetry collection, What Matters (Welcome Rain Publishers, 2011), received the 2012 International Book Award for Poetry. One of her poems appeared on the marquee of the rialto West Theater in NYC as part of the 42nd Street Art Project, and her antiques reference books have been cited by Home and Garden Television. A former creative writing professor in the College of New Rochelle’s Graduate School, Adele is founding director of the Carriage House Poetry Series and has been poetry editor of TIFERET since 2006. Adele is active in readings and conducts both agency-sponsored and private poetry workshops.

Linda Radice

Linda Radice

Associate Poetry Editor

Linda Radice is a poet and essayist whose work has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Paterson Literary Review, Verse Virtual, Exit 13, TIFERET, Edison Literary Review, Lips, Big Hammer, and the Adanna Anthology How Women Grieve. She received a second place Allen Ginsberg Award for her poetry and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Linda is a member of the Fanwood Arts Council and has been a paralegal for over 30 years. She has two grown children and a granddaughter, and authors the Crabby Lady Chronicles, where she invites you to come take a look at the lighter side of life and its little annoyances at (www.crabbyladychronicles.com). Linda still lives in her hometown of North Plainfield, NJ with her husband Sam Barnes, her cat Sonnet, and her poodle Zia.

Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis

Prose Editor

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage (Ballantine), and Delta Girls (Ballantine), and her first novel for young people, My Life with the Lincolns (Henry Holt), which won a Silver Nautilus Book Award. Gayle teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Antioch University, Los Angeles and lives in Riverside, CA, where she is mom to two adult kids and a toddler. She is currently serving a two year appointment as Inlandia Literary Laureate, and also works as a community and peace activist.

Rachel Dacus

Rachel Dacus

Director of Development

Rachel Dacus is a poet and writer whose works include the poetry books Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau, as well the recent Gods of Water and Air, a collection of poetry, prose, and drama. She has written on a variety of subjects, from travel in Italy to growing up a rocket scientist’s daughter during the race-to-space Cold War era. Her poems, stories, essays, reviews, plays, and interviews have appeared in Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, Rattapallax, and many other anthologies and journals. Read more at http://racheldacus.net.

Lisa Sawyer

Lisa Sawyer

Managing Editor

Ryder Ziebarth

Ryder Ziebarth

Associate Editor

After graduating with a B.A in journalism in 1978 and a long career as a reporter and public relations specialist, Ryder finally decided to get her MFA in creative nonfiction in 2016 from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently working on a memoir entitled, Cedar Ridge Farm: The Life, The Death and The Restoration, about living on and restoring her family’s 18th century homestead. Ryder’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Brevity, N Magazine, and The Writers Circle, and in blogs, newspapers and online journals and blogs. Her home and gardens are listed with the Smithsonian Institute of American Gardens and you can often find her covered in compost when not at her writing desk, or on Nantucket Island in MA., volunteering her time as a committee member with the Nantucket Book Festival. Ryder lives in Central New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and their three West highland terriers, George, Petal and Atticus Finch.

Kristen Turner

Kristen Turner

Associate Editor

Monica Gurevich-Importico

Graphic Designer

STAFF LIST
Donna Baier Stein
Publisher

Adele Kenny
Poetry Editor

Linda Radice
Associate Poetry Editor

Gayle Brandeis
Prose Editor

Rachel Dacus
Director of Development

Lisa Sawyer
Managing Editor

Monica Gurevich-Importico
Graphic Designer

ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT EDITORS
Kristen Turner
Ryder Ziebarth
Jeremy Birkline
Ben Colandrea
Kate Halse
Tate James
Donna Schmitt
Udo Hintze

BLOGTALK RADIO
Donna Baier Stein
Host

RJ Jeffreys
Contributing Editor & Tiferet Talk
Radio Show Producer

Udo Hintze
Assistant Editor & Tiferet Talk
Radio Show Assistant Producer